Dissolving Disciplinary Boundaries in “Making Together”: A Recall of the Boundary-Object Methodological Power

Authors

  • Marie-Claude Plourde Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22230/src.2019v10n1a297

Abstract

The goal of this article is to contribute to the literature on interdisciplinary collaboration by suggesting that efficient collaboration occurs when boundaries disappear (and not by trying to bridge them). It is using the constitutive approach to organization that I intend to comprehend this “dissolving of boundaries”, but also using Star and Griesemer notion of boundary-object as a framework. This conceptual articulation allows me to reveal the “making together” as the means for the disciplinary boundaries disappearance. This paper show how an architectural “project” becomes a site for communication enabling collaboration between specialists from various disciplines.

Published

2019-02-13