The course Ar2U090 assumes that Urbanism is a TRANS-DISCIPLINARY field of knowledge and action. There are several communities of practice within Urbanism, each with different logics of enquiry, different QUESTIONS and different methodologies.
The way different communities look at different questions determines their research questions and actions.
We asked students if they could locate themselves in a hypothetical triangle that represents these different communities (the Design community, the Human Sciences and the Physical sciences). This is only a rough approximation of the complexity of world views existing in Urbanism.
The diagram below shows the results of the exercise, after students attended two quarters of the Master programme in Urbanism.