Design as a way of research

Drawing by Paul Broekhuisen, van Eesteren Chair, 2014

Delta Design requires frontier research from many divergent disciplines. Besides, design can be considered as a way of research in itself: as an instrument to imagine potential futures and to reframe current approaches. The act of spatial design is inquisitive by definition; creative experiments and “trial and error” play a crucial role. Delta Urbanism stimulates this research oriented approaches – always related to the development of spatial, site- and scale-specific design proposals; addressing urgent issues, as well as celebrating their latent beauty.