Alexander Refsum Jensenius helpfully defines the connected discplinary actions as differing levels of knowledge integration and synthesis of approaches – with trans being a “unity beyond the disciplinary perspective.”
- Intradisciplinary: working within a single discipline.
- Crossdisciplinary: viewing one discipline from the perspective of another.
- Multidisciplinary: people from different disciplines working together, each drawing on their disciplinary knowledge.
- Interdisciplinary: integrating knowledge and methods from different disciplines, using a real synthesis of approaches.
- Transdisciplinary: creating a unity of intellectual frameworks beyond the disciplinary perspectives.
The Collaborative Laboratory aims to operate between an inter-discplinary and trans-disciplinary approach to design practice.We attempt to adopt this thinking in all of our student elective and design consultancy projects. Over the years, as our project numbers, we have been able to further define these projects to fall within broad categories of inter/trans-disciplinarities:
- Innovative Product + Prototyping
- Installation + Intervention
- Pedagogy + Research in Practice
- Collective + Communal Engagement
- Creative Transdisciplinary Collaboration
All projects undergo a form of knowledge exchange between groups and/or disciplines with research by design practice. Explore our disciplinary sections posts to view the key projects that fall within this category.