Exploring Bateson’s Syllogism in Grass in Systemic Design -178


Dan Lockton

Gregory Bateson’s “Syllogism in Grass” expresses a form of abductive reasoning which can be used to generate and discuss metaphors, particularly in living systems and humans’ interrelations with them. This paper tentatively explores the possibilities of Syllogism in Grass in a systemic design context as a creative method of provocation and reframing.

Keywords: systemic design, metaphors, syllogism in grass

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