In the search for the underlying meaning, essence of an idea and practice, it is often beneficial to visit and explore areas, topics, aspects, or subject fields that are known to be interweaved with the explored ideas, artefacts, and practices. In order to explore the frame, focus, scope (what is included, excluded) and scope, we visit intersecting, or overlapping, ways of thinking, theories, practices, etc. that are known to be relevant to the idea of architecture, the practices of interweaving and architecting).
It it is worth mentioning that an underlying belief for the Framework of Interweaving and Architecting approach (FIA) is, that it is beneficial for inhabitants of an enterprise, organisation, etc. to look at their worlds through the lenses of the interweave and architecture. A lens that focus on the salient, fundamental,important, material, essential, or instrumental elements that interweave the strands of an organisation, enterprise, building, facility, system.
Another belief of FIA is that Interweaves and Architects are not interested in everything in the world, their interests are framed and interweaved with other adjacent disciplines and professions. There is no need to refine, redefine, reinvent, just complement and interweave.
One can read this article as an article about What interweaving and architecting is Not. However, this is not the case. All the explored topics intersect or overlap with interweaving and architecting in some way. Although …
In the exploration we find a number of frequently occurring arguments why something is not being considered as part of the interweaving architectural essence:
An example: SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunity, threat) is a general analysis technique that can be (and is) used by architects. There exists many, many other similar methods, techniques that can be used by architects but also many other professions, such as marketers, business analysts, strategists, managers, accountants, designers, engineers, manufacturers. Subsequently a use of a specific set of selected and general methods, techniques does not characterise the essence of I&A, since such methods, techniques are not unique to I&A, they are defined elsewhere, and provides no guidance on what to architecturally include nor exclude. Architects use such methods and techniques, but a person does not practice architecting merely because the person only use a standard SWOT-analysis. A SWOT-analysis may become architectural when it is framed to focus of architectural concerns.
Anders is a Master Interweaver and Architect with international experiences on all levels, United Nation, EU, global, regional and national (standardisation) organisations, as well as national state agencies.