• Amos Rapoport Universidad de Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Palabras clave: Constancia, aprendizaje, abstracción, comportamiento, ambiente, Constancy, learning, abstraction, environment, behavior


En este artículo vuelvo a visitar algunos de los temas que antes he abordado, hace mucho tiempo. Necesitan reiteración porque han sido re-examinados. El tema trata esencialmente sobre aprender del pasado y de la amplia gama de entornos que conocemos. Este es un recurso increíble, un registro de cómo el ser humano ha creado ambientes, patrones y sus éxitos y fracasos, entre otros. La suposición que uno puede aprender del pasado, que hay valor en la tradición, presupone alguna constancia de las personas y el entorno. Esto se discute brevemente y el punto alcanzado es que tal aprendizaje debe estar a cierto nivel de abstracción. El trabajo a ese nivel también abre muchos campos nuevos e inesperados (y “poco probables”), se torna importante involucrar nuevos campos y sus evoluciones en la investigación EBS (Environment-Behavior Studies). Un ejemplo reciente de este tipo de campos “poco probables” se discute brevemente.

In this paper I revisit some themes I have addressed before, some a very long time ago. They need reiterating because they are being re-examined. The topic is essentially about learning from the past and from the full range of environments about which we know. These are an incredible resource, a record of how human have created environments, their successes and failure, patterns, etc. The assumption that one can learn from the past, that there is value in tradition, presupposes some constancy regarding both people and environments. This is discussed briefly and the point made that such learning need to be at some level of abstraction. Working at that level also makes relevant many new and unexpected (and “unlikely”) fields, it then becomes important to involve new fields, and developments in them in EBS (Environment-Behavior Studies) research, one recent example of such on “unlikely” field is discussed briefly.

Biografía del autor/a

Amos Rapoport, Universidad de Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Doctor Arquitecto. Profesor Emérito en la Universidad de Wisconsin-Milwaukee, escuela de arquitectura y urbanismo.


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