Architecture as the Cybernetic Self-Design of Boundary Conditions for Emergent Properties in Human Social Systems

@article{Minati2009ArchitectureAT,
  title={Architecture as the Cybernetic Self-Design of Boundary Conditions for Emergent Properties in Human Social Systems},
  author={Gianfranco Minati and Arne Collen},
  journal={Cybernetics and Human Knowing},
  year={2009},
  volume={16},
  pages={101-123}
}
Some concepts crucial in the contemporary interdisciplinary study of complex systems are reviewed, namely emergent properties of systems, the constructivist role of the observer, and approaches to modeling emergence. Considered is the generalization of boundary conditions to constraints able to induce processes of emergence and acquisition of new and emergent properties within human social systems. A cybernetic and systemic view of architecture is discussed beyond the functional aspects but… CONTINUE READING