Adhocism: The Case for Improvisation (Slideshow)

In 1973 Architects and theorists Charles Jencks and Nathan Silver wrote Adhocism: The Case for Improvisation. Jencks coined the term in 1968.

"It can be applied to many human endeavours, denoting a principle of action having speed or economy and purpose or utility. Basically it involves using an available system or dealing with an existing situation in a new way to solve a problem quickly and effectively. It is a method of creation relying particularly on resources which are already at hand."

Forty years later, we have a lot of materials at hand; as we have noted before, recycling is over- it is time for reusing, repurposing, upcycling and making something new out of the detritus of the boom. We make the case in our:

Adhocism: The Case for Improvisation slideshow

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