Circularity and Systems

Non-Linear Thinking

In this video, Andrej explains why linear thinking is flawed. Being intrinsically related to a culture obsessed with control and prediction, it fails to acknowledge world complexity and chance. Non-linear thinking acknowledges world complexity; it resists determinism and finite appearances and builds on the inherent notion of becoming.

Further Reading/ References

  • Radman, A. (2021). Sensibility is Ground Zero: On Inclusive Disjunction and Politics of Defatalisation. In Ecologies of Architecture: Essays on Territorialisation. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 76–99.


Andrej Radman
Andrej Radman
Assistant Professor

Dr. Ir. Andrej Radman is Assistant Professor of Architecture Philosophy and Theory. He has been teaching theory and design at TU Delft Faculty of Architecture since 2004. As a graduate of the Zagreb School of Architecture, Radman received a Master’s Degree with Honours and a Doctoral Degree from TU Delft. Radman’s current research focuses on New Materialism and Ecologies of Architecture. He is a member of the National Committee on Deleuze Scholarship, and member of the editorial board of the architecture theory journal Footprint. He is also a licensed architect with a portfolio of built and competition-winning projects. In 2002 Radman won the Croatian Association of Architects annual award for housing architecture. 

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Circularity for Educators

The platform is intended to provide with content on either circularity or pedagogy for and about circularity. It is one of the outcomes of the Circular Impulse Initiative (CII), a project intending to enhance the integration of circularity in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment education. The platform mainly aims to help tutors get better acquainted with circularity in the built environment by providing a series of resources on this subject that they can either view to get better informed or directly share with their students in class or online. A large number of the Faculty's professors and researchers have contributed substantially both in creating a coherent narrative for circularity in the built environment as well as further elaborating on different aspects of it. Besides this one, a new platform for interaction and direct exchange was also established in parallel that we call ‘Educators for Circularity‘. This one offers the opportunity for all of us to meet and share our experiences and learn from one another.

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