On Knowledge In Architecture and Science

Peter Dowton

-> in order to establish a scientific basis to design, to figure out formally who one creates.

rorty: “to know is to represent accurately what is outside the mind”

but he’s really just ranting about the social construction of science. and he’s mad because that corresponds to a top-down projection of normative knowledge on the craft of architecture.

tl;dr: rational technicality isn’t always the path to knowledge. designers also have it, but it’s much more internalized (or not yet formalized, which might be the same thing).

yes because if design knowledge is personal, the problem of programming is communicating that personal knowledge