Project management in Urban Design is a regime of practices in the involvement with and in projects. Where is the line between being involved and not being involved in project. Here the notion of the motive appears to offer some clarity: As a project manager you get involved in an urban situation. The articulation of this involvement in the project world allows for the structural orientation of your project work in the process. It provisionally centres what is at stake in the relation of process and product – for you and other involved actors. This interacts at all times with the assemblage of the urban situation around a matter of concern, which moves the fragile and brittle aspects of a situation into the focus of project manager, in particular so at the beginning of projects.
It is advisable that we de-psychologize the aspect of the motive: We do not see it as causal telos, but as a structural hub, a structural anchor and driver of a process. It is therefore an affective structure that brings in a vector of movement, but remains subject to change.
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What roles does the motive play in regards to the Open Form?
A) It serves as a support structure on the content level.
B) Its articulation gives form to the vector.