According to Jean Francois Lyotard in \u0110 uri \u0107 2011 there are no comprehensive

According to jean francois lyotard in đ uri ć 2011

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plural and heterogeneous knowledges. According to Jean-Francois Lyotard (in Đ uri ć , 2011) there are no ”comprehensive views” that can be used to evaluate universal truth about anything. Reflexive or interpretative modernism assumes that a picture of the world is created through interaction of several subjects, where each individual picture gets changed, confirmed or rejected in interaction with other subjective pictures. Interpretative approach assumes that ”an individual is not isolated from others and that he lives in a complex network of social relations with others. It is through this network that culturological resources, such as ways of thinking, organization and ways of living, are developed, transformed, maintained and reproduced” (Geertz, 1983 and Latour, 1987 in Healey, 1997:44). Since architecture is a profession that influences and changes in various ways people, processes and spaces, we believe that it has to have rational reasons for the proffesional choices. Reflexive modernism stesses that the rational is confirmed in interaction with a given social context. Thus, the process of creating solutions has to be inclusive, i.e. capable of accepting the differences, and also to enable inclusion of non-scientific variables. This assumes joining of technical and scientific knowledge with moral principles and moral responses, which together create what we call a practical awareness and common sense. Energy and environmentally but socially sensible design also ”Al Gore talked about the climate crisis .... You see, he's right. I mean, there is a major climate crisis .... But I believe there's a second climate crisis, which is as severe, which has the same origins, and that we have to deal with the same urgency. But this is a crisis of, not natural resources – though I believe that's true – but a crisis of human resources. ” (Robinson, 2010). The topics of global warming, climate changes, energy efficiency and methods of protection and improvement of living and working environment are very present in professional and wider public. These topics are embedded in development documents of various levels of competence (Živkovi ć and Lalovi ć , 2011), necessary laws have been passed, sub-laws and recommendations are being developed, and standards introduced on all levels of architectural activities: from production of construction materials or software solutions (Lalovi ć and Živkovi ć , 2011) to planning of spatial development. Education of architects in regard to these topics has obtained its initial inputs and the process of transformation has started. It is essential that a critical mass of those alarmed has been reached so that in the years to come we can expect a considerable professional progress in creation and implementation of environmentally sensible and energy efficient designs (Baji ć Brkovi ć and Milakovi ć , 2011). According to Al Gore (2010) we have at our fingertips all the tools necessary to overcome the climate crisis and that the only ingredient missing is collective will.
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