Art, Science and Interiors: A Convergence of Materials and Ideas

In every built environment, collaboration among various trades and philosophies is required not only to build the space, but also for the space to function as intended after construction. At its heart, collaboration is recursive, meaning one or more actions in the process invokes or refers to the collaborative process itself, while also requiring the participants to distinguish their new actions from their past actions. While the process may sound familiar and even simple to most of us, studying each individual step is where the inherent complexity reveals itself. The element of recursion happening within collaboration is a bit like going through a maze; one can move forward until you reach either an exit or a branching point, trying each path recursively until the goal is met. Getting out of the maze requires carefully making note of all explored paths before the right path, the one that actually gets you out of the maze, is found.

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