segunda-feira, 5 de dezembro de 2011

The turist gaze. John Urry

Sensous Geografies: body, sense and place. Paul Rodaway

"what would happen if some of us then started to see, hear, touch, smell, and taste things?"

"A sensuous geography maby therefore lay some claim to reasserting a return of geographical to the fullness of a living word or everyday life as a muntisensual and mutidimensional situatedness in space and in relationship to places."

"the senses are not merely passive receptors of particular kinds of environmental stimuli but are actively envolved in the structuring of that information and are significant in the overall sense of a world achieved by the sentient. In this way, sense and reality are related."

"The senses both as a relantionship to a world and the senses as in themselvesa kind of structuring of space and defining of place."

quarta-feira, 30 de novembro de 2011

Art, Space and the City

Notas sobre a introdução do livro,

"It investigates the critical perspectives of the cultural geography, urban sociology and critical theory, through analyses of the city, urban space and its gendering and the monument. A duality emereges between public art which is bound by the aesthetics of the object, and art as a continuos, participatory process of social criticism"

"The relation between conventional public art and development is one of complicity,whilst  emerging practices of art offer resistance to conceptualisations of the city which exclude the interests of its inhabitants. Two roles for art are suggested: as decoration within a re-visioned field of urban design in which the needs of users are central, and as a social process of criticism and engagement, defining the public realm not as public sites but as complex fields of public interest. The tension between these positions is creative. "

Chapter 1:   THE CITY

This chapter considers changing ideas of the city which are produced by social structures of value and power.

The snapshot suggests an incidental moment within the city, one instant in its diversity; the distanced view represents the city as a single idea, as if it might always be that way. 

The eyes of the skin - Juhani Pallasmaa

Notas sobre a Introdução do livro:

Sobre o porquê de desenvolver a pesquisa do livro, o autor diz:

"I had become increasingly concerned about the vias towards vision, and the suppression of the other senses, in the way architecture was conceived, taught and critiqued, and about the consequent disappearence of sensory and sensual qualities from the arts and architecture."

"My assumptions of the role of the body as the locus of perception, thought and conciousness, and of the significance of the senses in articulating, storing and processing sensory responses and thoughts"

"(...) I wished to express the significance of the tactile sense for our experience and understanding of the world, but I also intended to create a conceptual short circuit between the dominant sense of vision and the suppressed sense modality of touch"

"we do indeed see by our skin"

agora, ela começa a levantar a ideia da percepção visual através da pele:

"All the senses, including vision, are extensions of the tactile sens; the senses are specialisations of the skin tissue, and all sensory experiences are modes of touching and thus related to tactility."

"touch as 'the mother of the senses'"

"My body is truly the navel of my world, not in the sense of the viewing point of the central perspective, but as the very locus of reference, memory, imagination and integration."

"I lend my emotions and associations to the space and the space lends me its aura, which entices and emancipates my perceptions and thoughts. An architectural works is not experienced as a series of isolated retinal pictures, but in its fully integraated material, embodied and spiritual essence."

sobre a virtualidade cibernética:

"Computer imaging tend to flatten our magnificent, multi-sensory, simultaneous and synchronic capacities of imagination by turning the design process into a passive visual manipulation, a retinal jorney."

"Unconscious peripheral perception transforms retinal gestalt into spatial and bodily experiences. Peripheral vision integrates us with space, while focused vision pushes us out of the space, making us mere spectators."

Uma comparação fortíssima, e que me parece muito interessante trabalhar (se não nesse projeto, depois):

"The loss of focus can liberate the eye from its historial patriarchal domination."

terça-feira, 29 de novembro de 2011

"The loss of focus can liberate the eye from its historical patriarcal domination."

The eyes of the skin: architeture and the senses