How do designers in research-driven practices differentiate themselves from each other and form distinctive platforms for future practice? The research presented in this second edition and carried out in Australia as part of an Australian Research Council Discovery Program is of significance for design practice, review, and our deeper understanding of the design of space and spaces. In continuing the exploration of spatial intelligence," this research further develops our understanding of designers, how they work and what they draw on through their lives that shapes their spatial thinking, and their practice. The research also provides broader insights into a more public understanding and acknowledgement of our collective spatial intelligence. It shows how this could be developed and enhanced to provide more spatial and design literacy in our communities, and how these can engage with their changing environments.
Contributors: Benedict Anderson, Suzie Attiwill, Nigel Bertram, Richard Black, Stephen Collier, Graham Crist, Lucas Devriendt, Harold Fallon, Arnaud Hendrickx, Tom Holbrook, CJ Lim, Paul Minifie, Vivian Mitsogianni, Stephen Neille, Deborah Saunt, Jon Tarry, Jo Van Den Berghe, Gretchen Wilkins