Reconstructing knowledge in the AEC-industry
Doctoral thesis 2022: Supplementary material
Jørgen Hallås Skatland
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The research is based on the contemporary position in cognitive science that the continuous reshaping of our external environment is intrinsic to human behavior — and a characteristic feature of human cognition. This (explicitly) ecological framing implies that cognition forms an active relation with its environment: That thinking involves agency. And furthermore, that our built environment, through the reciprocal feedback loops of agency, are an integrated aspect of human cognition, and not just a product of it. This research regards the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, with all its forms and social features, as a manifestation of this active, collective cognition.