Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 6(7), pp. 579 - 588
DOI: 10.13189/sa.2018.060703
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Architectural Cognition Sociology

Tarkko Oksala 1, Susanna Toivanen 2,*, Aino Oksala 3
1 Department of Architecture, Aalto University, Otakaari 1, 02150 Espoo, Finland
2 Faculty of Sociology, Mälardalen University, Box 883, 72123 Västerås, Sweden
3 Department of Social Work, Stockholm University, Sveavägen 160, 11246 Stockholm, Sweden


The aim of this paper is to promote Architectural Sociology keeping cognition in focus. Firstly architecture, cognition and society are considered in their relationships. Secondly associations promoting cognition, its study and extensions of architectural cognition are discussed. This all is made in order to form a clear conceptual basis to understand architectural action in socio-psychological reality. This is tested by using architectural goal setting as example. Application of the frame in solving recent challenges is commented.

Architecture, Certainty, Information Society, Cognition, Cognitonics, Sociology, Teleology

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Tarkko Oksala , Susanna Toivanen , Aino Oksala . "Architectural Cognition Sociology." Sociology and Anthropology 6.7 (2018) 579 - 588. doi: 10.13189/sa.2018.060703.