Monthly Archives: December 2017


How can Patterns Help Strike a Balance Between Work & Family Life?

How can young people live well while both working and parenting? Today, many young people feel insecure about having and raising children while working. The pattern language ‘Ways of Everyday World-Making’ was created to help young people reduce their anxiety over becoming a working parent. Through the process the authors realised that by doing daily […]


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 […]