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An Ecological Gateway to 21st Century Co-Development

An Ecological Gateway to 21st Century Co-Development

The following case study about the shift from Modernist, to Postmodernist, and even to the prefiguring of a Post-postmodernist (or integral) mode of urban civic planning, describes a new kind of role for not just the architect but the alderman, attorney and engineer. This new role of the professional is of a different order– multivalent, translational and facilitative in service of new kinds of processes unfolding in time and space. Design ideation and prototypes are examples of design tools that invite elected officials, specialists, and citizens into a dynamic co-envisioning of possible city futures and counterproposals in a real-time co-creative cross-functional workflow.

Envisioning Pure Land @Taiwan

Envisioning Pure Land @Taiwan

In the Chinese language, the word for heart and mind are one in the same. As the ultimate reality, the heart/mind is identified with benevolence and with the original substance common to people, heaven, earth and all things. The importance of true heart/mind vision cannot be overstated. In order to develop the curriculum we had to first design an interim change platform for individual and collective transformation. We had to collectively envision structures of transformation in order to allow the unknown to come into being through us.