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Design as Scholarship
Domestic Logistics:
Worldbuilding the Home
Andrew Witt
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Architecture furnishes spaces for narratives but also contributes to the building of fictional worlds. While these worlds might be glimpsed through the more classical drawn representations of architecture—plans, sections, and elevations—the collateral disciplinary texts of architecture such as manuals, specifications, contracts, and promotional materials can participate in the construction of design fictions. A recent research seminar, Domestic Logistics, unpacked the multifarious intersections between the worldbuilding of speculative fiction and the alterities of home futures. Through texts and allied narrative media used for speculative worldbuilding, designers can rethink the future of architecture to encompass new dimensions of society and culture.

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