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Paul M. Leonardi, Bonnie A. Nardi, and Jannis Kallinikos

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199664054

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664054.001.0001

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Pencils, Legos, and Guns: A Study of Artifacts Used in Architecture

Pencils, Legos, and Guns: A Study of Artifacts Used in Architecture

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(p.259) 13 Pencils, Legos, and Guns: A Study of Artifacts Used in Architecture
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Materiality and Organizing
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Carole Groleau

Christiane Demers

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664054.003.0013

Drawing on activity theory, this chapter conducts a comparative analysis involving the use of artifacts in concept development, among architects, based on data presented by Elke Krasny (2008). Artifacts carry with them historically grounded means and methods (Engeström, 1987) that provide organizational members with various potential avenues to act upon their context. The analysis reveals that, beyond their particular characteristics, material artifacts are associated with various social configurations involving different types of negotiation among participants taking part in the design process. The results allow us to frame sociomateriality, beyond the actual context in which activity unfolds, and to see how contextualized practices actualize or challenge different socio-historical traditions coexisting within a particular professional group.

Keywords:   activity theory, architecture, situated practice, institutionalized practice, materiality

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