Heterarchy (via Wikipedia):
“In a group of related items, heterarchy is a state wherein any pair of items is likely to be related in two or more differing ways. Whereas hierarchies sort groups into progressively smaller categories and subcategories, heterarchies divide and unite groups variously, according to multiple concerns that emerge or recede from view according to perspective. Crucially, no one way of dividing a heterarchical system can ever be a totalizing or all-encompassing view of the system, each division is clearly partial, and in many cases, a partial division leads us, as perceivers, to a feeling of contradiction that invites a new way of dividing things. (But of course the next view is just as partial and temporary.) Heterarchy is a name for this state of affairs, and a description of a heterarchy usually requires ambivalent thought... a willingness to ambulate freely between unrelated perspectives.”
Heterarchism is a long-term research project, stretching back over a decade, with an emphasis on the formal and spatial manifestations of heterogeneity, specific uncertainty, casual contradiction, and aesthetic morality in an age of hyper-mediazation. While not actually “Architectural”, the images produced by this ongoing study aspire to provoke an untouchably tactile sense of space, and suggest multiple, simultaneous scales and opportunities for occupation.