Ontological expansion through the visualisation of space. An architect’s contribution to the sustainable urban mobilities agenda through two visioning workshops.

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Abstract

A growing uncertainty about the future has driven transport planners and mobilities researchers to develop new methodologies and ontologies for planning sustainable urban mobilities. This article is an exploration of how architects can contribute to this agenda with their own visualisation methods and outlook towards the future. The article is evidenced through data gathered throughout two visioning workshops for a car-free area in Copenhagen, Denmark where the visualisation of the spatial implication of transport choices was a key catalyst in participants discussion. The findings from the two workshops found that these visualisations helped the participants overcome different forms of resistance through a process of ontological expansion that inspired the participants to imagine possibilities beyond their existing worldviews. Overcoming this resistance within each workshop was integral to generating the different forms of knowledge necessary for the transition to sustainable transportation systems. The paper concludes with recommendations for future application of the methodology as well as an outlook for further research.
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Mobilities
ISSN2380-0127
Publication statusSubmitted - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Architecture
  • Futures
  • Mobilities
  • Planning
  • visualisations

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