Project

Paul Otlet's (1868-1944) spatial analogies. The convergence of virtual knowledge environments, networks, cities and architecture

Duration
15 January 2008 → 31 December 2009
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Architectural design
    • Architecture
    • Art studies and sciences
    • Interior architecture
  • Engineering and technology
    • Architectural engineering
    • Architecture
    • Interior architecture
Keywords
utopia La Cité Mondiale Paul Otlet scientific internationalization
 
Project description

This study traces the analogy between information structures and town planning in the belgian context during the first four decdes of the twentieth century. The study of the analogy is founded on the exchange between the internationalisation of science and a young town planning practice the research starts from the work of Paul Otlet (1868-1944) and his visualisation of knowledge structures.