The method of working is based on the idea that life itself is research. That we experience what we do and where we are, not just as idea but as part of nature where the body is the machine and the food the energy. Seeing it as a system the input is history which contains the power of mistakes, from which we can learn. “… the outcome should be repeatable and unambiguous (stable in interpretation).” (R.Glanville). It should fit with the already known. This method denies that research is only a scientific field; research is life and therewith evolution. The message itself is what is important, and not who delivers it. Basicly it is working like as a practiced cook. Having a big jar for messages and being in the position to deal with this substance to create a meal without recipe. Reconsidering that this method is very artistic and differs from the traditional scientific research method, it is more like using a pioneering spirit. Whether as theory, design, object, strategy or detail, the research will focus on invention and discovery.
Through the 12 months scholarship the proposed work is composed of three interrelated sections which results in an architectural design project. The first section is the historical-theoretical foundation about traditional farming and futuristic trends as intellectual foundation; the second section is practice based work in analysis and transformation into a design solution. The third phase deals with the graphical and written formatting of achieved results for resentation and press release. Although there are detaile months scholarship the proposed work is composed of three interrelated sections which results in an architectural design project. The first section is the historical-theoretical foundation about traditional farming and futuristic trends as intellectual foundation; the second section is practice based work in analysis and transformation into a design solution. The third phase deals with the graphical and written formatting of achieved results for resentation and press release. Although there are detailed studies of particular texts and precedent studies, which may result in a final exhibition and book related to the topic at the Netherlands Architecture Institute. This 12 month research is not a specialist contribution to any area, but rather more a statement of how offshore farming and its social benefits could look like in spe and might trigger further reactions.