Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment
A Research Project funded by HERA
We have now launched the web-based toolkit on Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment. Designed by the web consultants and designers, Softgrid, the toolkit allows anyone to collect references, examples and explanations in a fluid manner. Each visit to the site will form different collections. The site presents six provocations of scarcity, (Scarcity Is...), each of which lead to ...
The following text sets out the scope and objectives of the project. Introduction SCIBE explores the relationship between scarcity and creativity in the context of the built environment by investigating how conditions of scarcity might affect the creativity of the different actors involved in the production of architecture and urban design, and how design-led actions might improve the built environment in the future. The research ...
The three teams will be coming together in late October for a writing retreat in an Austrian monastery. The idea will be to develop our joint 'manifesto' on scarcity, a document which will be at the same polemical and useful, trying to set out our collective take on this pressing issue and the way it affects both the built environment ...
SCIBE explores how scarcity-a condition defined by socially, culturally, geographically, and temporally differentiated insufficiencies-might affect the creativity of different actors involved in the production of the built environment, and how innovation might contribute to positive changes in relevant processes. The built environment has been chosen as the context for the research because it expands the conventional aesthetic understanding of creativity ...