Experimentation as a method, the project as a production of knowledge: Theory and Practice according to Buckminster Fuller

  • Elodie Nourrigat Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias


Research by design opens on two news fields regarding research. On the one hand, itis about the specifics methods through the project design as a place of research, onthe other; it is about the knowledge production which is possible by the way of theproject itself which is neither a research object nor finality. The basic postulate is thatthe knowledge production by design project is possible thank to the experimentation.This method seems to be more empirical than scientific which is, after all, common toseveral disciplines as physics, astrophysics… The method is in experimentation,conception and knowledge production in the project. As Buckminster Fuller projectsshow, thanks to his Dymaxion Chronolife, place of consignment of hisexperimentations and projects, that he realizes the constitution of used and usableknowledge.Keywords: Buckminster Fuller, research, experimentation, method, project,knowledge

Biografia Autor

Elodie Nourrigat, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Architect – Ph.D in Architecture