How Social Sciences Shape the Built Environment


EXN/GXN office. Image © Rasmus Hjortshoj

EXN/GXN office. Image © Rasmus Hjortshoj

Within an increasingly specialized environment, architecture is becoming a collective endeavour at every stage of the design process, and social sciences have acquired an important role. As architecture has become more aware of its social outcome, decisions formerly resulted from the speculative thinking of the architect are now backed up by professional expertise. The following discusses the increasing role of humanist professions such as anthropology, psychology, or futurology within architecture.

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