An Architecture by means of Anthropology. Beyond learning the tools of social science


  • Ester Gisbert Alemany Universidad de Alicante, España


Palabras clave:

Arquitectura, Antropología, Observación participante, Diseño, Metodologías no representacionales


Los arquitectos y urbanistas tienen una larga tradición en el aprendizaje de las herramientas de las ciencias sociales, especialmente las que les permiten analizar y describir mejor los entornos y las personas para las que trabajan. Esto ha llevado a los arquitectos a desarrollar mejores herramientas de observación y descripción del ámbito social y no sólo el material. Sin embargo, la mayoría de las veces este acercamiento interdisciplinar ha identificado las ciencias sociales, especialmente la antropología, con la etnografía. Este artículo parte de la crítica a esta identificación hecha por el antropólogo Tim Ingold y se centra en lo que él propone como el método central de la antropología, la observación participante. Para después revisar varias propuestas actuales de científicos sociales que tratan de desarrollar una disciplina no representacional y orientada al futuro, un objetivo más cercano al de la arquitectura. El artículo intenta imaginar cómo esta práctica transdisciplinar podría desarrollarse.


University of Aberdeen, Universidad de Alicante


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Gisbert Alemany, E. (2016). An Architecture by means of Anthropology. Beyond learning the tools of social science. I2 Investigación E Innovación En Arquitectura Y Territorio, 4(1).