chapter  13
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NAVIGATING IN HETEROGENEITY: ARCHITECTURAL THINKING AND ART-BASED RESEARCH

The research landscape becomes increasingly multifaceted and heterogeneous. Traditional disciplines are constantly undermined by crossover problems and networking structures, and stable, coherent areas of knowledge production are rare. Approaches and strategies become more diverse and combinatory. We also see a growing interest from both technical research and the humanities to incorporate strategies such as innovation, elements of fiction, or associative rethinking of problems, using several tools for representation and communication apart from verbal text. Recognizing this sometimes contradictory diversity as a fundamental condition for most research today opens new possibilities for art-based research (AbR).1