Roger Haughie, Jessica Little, and Zoe Pu, three graduate SCAD students under the tutelage of professor Duff Yong created this exceptional spot for Emergent Structures.
The Whitemarsh Project : An Outdoor Eatery
SCAD Design for Sustainability student Stephanie Farah produced this video with film maker Billy Voermann.
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“Throughout the living world, the creativity of life expresses itself through the process of emergence. The structures that are created in this process—the biological structures of living organisms as well as social structures in human communities—may appropriately be called emergent structures…”
“Designed structures provide stability. Emergent structures, on the other hand, provide novelty, creativity, and flexibility. They are adaptive, capable of changing and evolving. In today’s complex business environment, purely designed structures do not have the necessary responsiveness and learning capability…We need both. In every human organization there is a tension between its designed structures, which embody relationships of power, and its emergent structures, which represent the organization’s aliveness and creativity.”
—The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living by Fritjof Capra.
Our long-term project is being ‘designed’ to allow emergent structures to develop through the creative exploration of people and organizations we work with. It aims to inspire creative play with materials that have already been shaped by the ideas of others. It demands the tolerance of discovery. And its ultimate success is dependent upon the presence of permeable boundaries between these members, in that, even as partners creatively define the development of their own projects, an ongoing dialog with other partners remains integral to the broader health of the system.
brief note about projects
Speaking Engagements Include:
Cumulus Shanghai: Young Creators for Better Life & Better City / Shanghai, China
DECON 2011: BMRA & the Center for Industrial Ecology at Yale University / New Haven, CT
AIGA Atlanta Speakers Series, co-sponsored by US Green Building Council / Atlanta, GA
Center for Excellence in Teaching at FIT, and the National Science Foundation / NY, NY
Design for Social Innovation & Sustainability (DESIS) / NY, NY
AIGA Into the Woods / Seattle, WA
Georgia Recycling Coalition Annual Conference / St. Simons Island, GA