performing relational design

Siv Helene Stangeland

Contributing authors: Dipl. Ing. Reinhard Kropf

On the cover of Helen & Hards book “relational design” 2012 there is a thin line making a weave like pattern. The research is a journey of unfolding this line, revealing its intrinsic capacity to become architecture. We will travel through spatial histories and mental maps, the many projects it has conceived, the praxis it has developed and knowledge fields of special interest. We travel by drawing what we see, describing, sensing, reflecting and letting it go. The line is at the same time our medium and our matter of interest, a double perspective driving our quest.
The journey ends in the everyday life of an architectural praxis pursuing ecological architecture and we delve with the lines contribution in this confusing field.