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AI & Society

, Volume 9, Issue 2–3, pp 273–285 | Cite as

Aesthetic design: Dialogue and learning. A case study of landscape architecture

  • Satinder P. Gill
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Abstract

In this paper the concept of knowledge in seen as embodying dialogue and learning in a shared practice. Sharing a practice involved sharing representations of practice. This necessitates the sharing of experiential knowledge at various levels and in various forms. It is proposed that participatory design can therefore be seen as consisting in dialogue and learning for the development of future practices and representations. The discussion in this paper is situated within the domain of landscape architecture. A study is made of their co-operative practices, which are evolved, in order to show the need for participatory embodied activity (whether expressed verbally or physically) in sharing practical knowledge (e.g. of aesthetic judgement).

Keywords

Aesthetic judgement Aesthetic design Dialogue Distributed apprenticeship Embodied knowledge Learning Practice Participation Practical knowledge 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satinder P. Gill
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyLancaster UniversityLancasterUK

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