[permaculture] 21C Literacies: Future Schools | John Kellden - Google+

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Wed Aug 6 00:21:49 EDT 2014

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John Kellden - Google+

*21C Literacies: Future Schools*

In all the schools that started in 2015, there were generative assessment
methodologies in place, to nurture:

*identity, transparency, connectivity, trust, flow, creativity, empathy,
vulnerability, integrity, team learning, envisioning, compassion, passion,
entusiasm, discernment, play, playfulness, infinite game capability,
situational awareness, situational leading and following, intention,
attention, awareness, inclusivity, thrivability, antifragility, resilience,
agency, ecosystemics, permaculture, sustainability, listening, ingenuity,
conviviality, art, science, phronesis, wisdom, selfhood, inspiration,
hapticness, dance, performance, remarkability, uniqueness, belonging,
transformation, transition, beauty*

Generative methods in urban design: a progress assessment
Michael W. Mehaffy
The year 2007 marked the 20‐year anniversary of *A New Theory of Urban
Design* (1987), a slender volume by Christopher Alexander and colleagues
that serves as a notable milepost within the half‐century old “design
methods movement” in which Alexander himself played a seminal role. The
“generative” design method of *A New Theory* focused less upon the
specification of a final form through schematic planning, and more on the
stepwise process by which a form might emerge from the evolutionary actions
of a group of collaborators. In so doing, it challenged the notion of
“design” as a progressive expression of schematic intentions, and argued
for a conception of design as a stepwise, non‐linear evolution in response
to a series of contextual urban factors. In the 20 years since, significant
progress has been made to develop the insights of generativity in urban
design, as in other fields. Some of Alexander’s ideas have been
incorporated – notably by practitioners of The New Urbanism – and some have
been challenged and dismissed, including, notably, by Alexander himself.
The author assesses progress since this milepost volume – substantial, he
argues – as well as setbacks and shortcomings, and significant
opportunities still remaining.

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