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Every Schoolboy Should Know that Patterns are Connecting Patterns and Threads are connecting Threads

Rasoloniaina, Fanjasoa Louisette (2022) Every Schoolboy Should Know that Patterns are Connecting Patterns and Threads are connecting Threads. In: Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design, RSD11, 3-16 Oct 2022, Brighton, United Kingdom.

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This article traces the influence of Gregory Bateson’s thought on the construction of a new epistemological, didactic and praxeological framework based on the systemic analysis of the Swahili territory and community, the observation of the use of the Environmental Genetic Code (EGC) systemic matrix by Master students of the architectural project studio “Conjuring Social and Natural Catastrophes in the Post-Covid Area” at ENSAPVS, and the questioning of the EGC during the RSD10 workshop “Weaving a Collective Intelligence Systemic Design Tool.”

This set of studies allowed the consolidation of the EGC matrix by reinforcing the realisation of the relationships and communications between creatura and pleroma, thwarting the very principle of a border, of a hierarchy between reigns and even more fundamentally requestioning its notion, opening a perspective towards epigenetics and biosemiotics thresholding disciplinary boundaries and fully embracing the inter-trans-poly-disciplinarity or post-disciplinarity that suits the paradigm of Post-Normal Science that allows us to grasp uncertainty and formulate effective and reasoned conceptions that support the connection and reliance between systemic research, design, policy-making and activism.

Systemic thinking is one step, but ecosystemic thinking, designing, and acting is the ultimate phase to achieve, establishing a symbiosis between humans, their productions and environmental conditions embodying the ARMSADA principle, moving out of predation, domination framework and embracing a collaborative mode of operation and existence. The change in mind thought demands the integration of complexity and tentacular thinking; in this maze, the Ariane’s thread is the work of Gregory Bateson, who has paved the way and laid the groundwork for pragmatic ecological intelligence.

Item Type: Conference/Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ecosystem thinking, morphological mapping, string figures, epigenetics, tentacular thinking
Divisions: Faculty of Design
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2024 14:05
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2024 14:05
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/4305

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