NEW THEORY: NEW PRAXIS

Others have also explored the emerging holistic paradigm and its potential for bringing about sweeping change. What is still needed, however, are concrete working models of these ideas, specific applications that are do-able and observable now, together with theory-specific guidelines for designing them. To this end G2 must be placed in a wider context, further examining the new architectural principles it models and then looking at the social and economic implications of such an integral architecture for the eventual restructuring of society. A restructuring that includes a new mode of production, a reconceived social notion of the self, and–looking to the new millenium–a moving beyond the old boundaries that have separated art, ecology, and society. The immediate strategic focus, however, is the inner city where changes can be undertaken immediately if we sieze this historic moment and take advantage of the chaotic fluctuation we find ourselves in to create new forms. Finally, as practice without theory is blind, it is critical to understand the new thinking that G2 exemplifies–the archetypal process forms that underly its form and functioning.