Starting Fresh…

This is the first of what should hopefully be a regular series of updates, related stories, tangential ideas, and non-sequiters, centred around my work as an MPhil of Architecture student, researching open source and architectural practice. As the blog title and subheading above suggests, my research is engaged in understanding what impact ideas of open source production and attendant concepts of authorship, motivation, coordination and governance (amongst many others), might have upon the practice and profession of architecture.

To keep this introduction short, I’ll point you in the direction of my growing draft dissertation which I have placed online as a wiki. My hope is that interested observers and those knowledgeable in the fields I am exploring and drawing ideas from might comment upon my work and expand my understanding. Call it something of a didactic experiment in the potential of opening the source of your work…

This blog should function as a log of my unfolding research (the methods of which I will describe in later posts) and a space to post projects, writing, images and more of things that contribute to the discussion surrounding open source and architecture, or simply have caught my eye.

My intention is to keep this space as up to date as I can. Hopefully I should have something to report every couple of days. In the next post I’ll go into a bit more depth about my ideas and the structure of my research project. See you then!