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get a better understanding of Organic Multiplicity, it is useful
to examine the theory's essential two components: design's relationship
to natural processes and the imperative of contextual relevance.
These two aspects of Organic Multiplicity represent a holistic approach
to understanding and practicing design.
two components relationship to design can be understood as being
the external and internal, or on a personal level, the body and
the mind. Natural processes refers to the external aspect of design.
Economic, social, cultural, and environmental forces induce adaptation
mechanisms whose expression are determined by one's innate abilities.
The contextual imperative refers to the internal aspect of design
and the importance of understanding the subjective relationships
and dynamics that exist within the contextual landscape of a project.
Together, these relationships create an embracing and gestalt vision
of the practice of design.