SIAMAK is a transdisciplinary design company, we are able to offer an array of consulting services include [and among others] conceptual design & planning, strategic programming, master planning, and landscape architecture, all under one umbrella Ecological-Sustainability, making SIAMAK one of the most unique consulting, research and design offices in Switzerland.
Transdisciplinarly approach is radical, in the sense that is goes to the roots of knowledge, and questions our way of thinking and our construction and organisation.
IIn an age of global uncertainty and transformation we do need a new approach beyond the trivium practice of architect, engineer, and landscape architect. Our transdisciplinary-centred consulting design practice shows the substantial role transdisciplinary-thinking, designing, acting plays in the everyday life, and the role of interdisciplinary thinking between science, art and design, to face the rise of social emergencies and environmental crisis occurring across the globe. As per human limitations and available tools, we need to break down disciplinary silos and accelerate the transdisciplinary practice. A unified, hybrid model of transdisciplinary practice would address historical shortcomings by re-defining the contents of each model circle, clarifying the practitioner’s expertise and competencies, emphasising shared decision making, and adding both environmental and organisational contexts. Just as the research teams of the future will be interdisciplinary, the practice teams of the future will be interprofessional, multilingual, multicultural and transdisciplinary. So, we need not only transdisciplinary dissemination, but also training, for an enriched process of design-thinking and decision-making, surpassing that of a single-disciplinary approach. This was not fully apparent to Siamak G. Shahneshin until he began studying strategy and planning more formally in the 90s; while he pencilled the L’irrazionalità del razionale (1994), and later Designers Be Silent and Listen (1998), he concluded that planning is a process of placing yourself in the path of serendipity and think-transdisciplinarly. Concerning the interdisciplinary design practice, Professor James Wines, founder of SITE, recently stated: […] It is inevitable that many current interdisciplinary practices will become tomorrow’s ‘best practices’. By alternative practices, or better said: cross-, inter-, trans- disciplinary practices (multilingualism or experimental groups), we – SIAMAK– don’t mean the old-fashioned ‘one man can do all’ studios (it’s not the case of Leonardo da Vinci) and/or the new-comers of single-disciplinary practices (bilingualism or control groups) based on the incoming project and/or competition they time by time in the end of design process, or, best of all, he/she joins the group in the middle of the design-process. No, we mean going beyond the trivium practice of architect, engineer, and landscape architect, or … practice.
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