within nature are intrinsic to the processes within design, as design
is a manifestation of life and the human spirit.
Multiplicity is based upon the fundamental truth that humankind
is intimately connected to our natural environment. We are organic
beings existing within the structures of a finite and closed global
ecosystem. Our lives are guided by all of the same patterns found
within the synergies and dynamics of the natural environment. We
are not elevated or separate beings, removed from the processes
or conditions of nature. We are a part of nature. Our lives and
the actions in which we undertake are a part of the natural processes
of the earth. Therefore, we can look upon natural phenomena and
find parallel relationships in human endeavor. The continuum of
change, the necessity of diversity, the symbiotic relationships
between species, and the cyclical process of life and death are
all environmental phenomena that have a meaningful correlation to
the practice of design.
further examine the nature of design, the practice of design can
be considered as the premeditated and purposeful activity of humankind
to affect positive change in response to our environment. Design
represents our attempt to evolve and grow as a species. It is a
manifestation of our need for understanding and enlightenment, driven
by our will to survive. As such, design is an integral part of the
human spirit and an expression of our life force.
the processes within nature as a guide to understanding design,
Organic Multiplicity strives to culturally unify humanity to the
natural environment. By rescinding our traditionally anthropocentric,
adversarial, and exploitive relationship to the earth, Organic Multiplicity
promotes a more holistic and supportive perspective to human achievement.
Human progress needs to be harmonious in its relationship to the
earth. In order to secure the longterm viability of our species
on this planet, we must focus our energies on finding ways to exist
in relative balance with our environment while still progressing
and evolving as a species. This is nothing more than pragmatic,