vascularity is the element about the movement and the position of particles in the space. these form a defining pattern of a life system.
the pattern of the vascularity of a space is like a fingerprint of the space.
the items that are moved and positioned in a purposeful social space
every space has it own set of instruments to make its typical vascular system work
the instruments have mechanical names. in their real existence they have broader origin. organisational bureaucracy, motivational psychology, rites, buildings, practices, information technology, communication, all can have a role in the being and workings of the vascularity of the common space. the application of these instruments in the nerve and transport systems of the space is not a matter of coincidence but of a conscious making.
the concept and reality
the vascularity is the thru life system of the interaction in a purposeful social space. so far the descriptions of this element have been analytical and abstract. by this approach we avoid reducing the whole idea to an, always inadequate, example. the element is of too much importance to have the specimen replace the concept.
one of the drawbacks of this approach is that the reader needs to have the imagination and creativity to translate the concept to a realistic picture of what a specific vascularity might look like. the risk is that the whole idea vanishes into thin air by the lack of concreteness.
another difficulty is the risk to become too mechanical. the whole idea of the inquiry into the elements of the purposeful social space is to come to grips with the phenomena and a too philosophical approach may hinder the objective to support the design and building of real spaces. hence the mechanical bias. but there is definitely more to the vascularity than just the mechanics. it is not only about the flow of matter (in whatever form), it is also about the flow of ideas and emotions.
yet an advantage of the abstraction is the avoidance of the technology trap. when it comes to the exchange of ideas (facts are just another form of ideas) and emotions in a physical person to person manner, humans are at the same time both adequate and hopeless. that paradox is the key in the design of the vascularity. the technology trap is reducing this paradox to the realm of information and communication technology. technology does not solve the paradox, it amplifies it, because of its limitlessness and its heavily reduced richness of exchange compared to real life interaction.
a poetic approach
vascularity is not only the systemic approach of movement of particles, but also the meaning of the whole and the parts of that system.
the meaning of the vascularity of the purposeful social space is in the end about how the actors behave in the space towards each other and as an whole, and what mechanisms and configurations are build and used to support that.
a poetic approach may add to the understanding of this phenomena of movement of material and ideas. the mechanism are enablers and understanding their workings will help to build an effective and suitable vascularity. but even more important is understanding the intention and the implications of the vascularity. vascularity is a also image (projection) with meaning in itself.