emergent consciousness within its spatial dimensions

Auteur(s) : Nanitchkova Öztürk Maya

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Corporeality: Emergent consciousness within its spatial dimensions develops our understanding of what we can experience through our bodies in relation to the space around us. Rather than considering architecture as being about manifestation and mediation of fixed meanings, the book focuses instead on architectural space as a field that envelopes us incessantly, intimately, and affectively. We are in immediate contact with that space, and the way we relate to it determines how we are able to grasp the realities of the social and material worlds around us. This enquiry considers architectural space and its impact on and relation to us from a range of disciplines and perspectives, leading from space to sense and to sensibility. The theatre becomes a central point of reference on this journey, allowing us to understand how space “works” by linking concrete spatial conditions to corresponding “forms of experience”. It allows showing how the ways we feel, think, and act emerge from within the rich texture of the pre-conscious and non-contemplative. That texture is induced and nourished by our bodily encounters with space. Offering a view of how immediate experience is generated in the body, this book enhances empirical research into the links between space, body, experience and consciousness.

    Collection : Consciousness, Literature and the Arts

  • Publication 2014
  • ISSN 1573-2193
  • ISBN 978-90-420-3838-7
  • Support Livre broché
  • Format 15 x 22
  • Num. dans la collection 39
  • Nombre de pages 242

Contents, Acknowledgments, Introduction, Part One: Rethinking corporeality: physical space between theoretical obscurity and experiential potential, Chapter One. The ‘lived’: from ‘body’ to the body with space , Chapter Two. From ‘lived space’ and ‘experience’ to the materiality of experience, Part Two: Corporeal constructions: theatre as context and case of inquiry, Chapter Three. Contextualizing corporeality: theatre space between mediation and generation of experience , Chapter Four. From space to sense—to sensibility , Chapter Five. Discussion , Conclusion, Bibliography, Index.