Category Archives : PURPLSOC Blog


Video: A Pattern Primer

Architect Richard Sickinger giving a primer – a short introduction talk – on patterns and the pattern language approach of Christopher Alexander. This video was filmed within the “Discover Patterns!” Newcomers Fair of the 2nd #PURPLSOC Conference (In Pursuit of Pattern Languages for Societal Change).


PURPLSOC – A Dialogue of 25 Disciplines

The Second World Conference PURPLSOC 2017 In Pursuit of Pattern Languages for Societal Change offered an overview of the newest developments in the application of the pattern language approach of Christopher Alexander in different domains, such as education, media, software development, management, pedagogy, health care, politics, social innovation, integration, art, personal development and design. Altogether 25 […]


PURPLSOC 2017 Abstracts Now Available

All 51 Abstracts of PURPLSOC 2017 – papers, presentations and workshops covering a wide range of disciplines – can now be downloaded here in a single pdf. The objective of PURPLSOC is to stimulate the attention for pattern related work, both in the scientifc community and the wider public, by showing its broad applicability and richness […]


A Look Back at PURPLSOC 2017

Second World Pattern Conference PURPLSOC 2017 – In Pursuit of Pattern Languages for Societal Change October 19th to 21st, 2017 at Danube University Krems In the last two decades, the pattern language approach of Christopher Alexander – which originated from architecture but has gone far beyond since – has been successfully implemented in a growing […]