Abstract

- The process of future perception and appropriation of architectural situations contrasts with the process of their conception; design and interaction with the designed are directly interconnected. In a phenomenological understanding, the corporeality of the human body grants its access to the world; in order to perceive and recognize an object or space external to the body, the sensory body must extend to the object of interest in order to grasp its significance. An architectural space only appears to us as such if we include the palpable, tangible knowledge and memory of earlier movements. Contemporary dance reveals itself as key to a knowledgeable exploration of the sensorimotor experience of space and serves as a tool for a deeper understanding of the body-related architectural implications. Hence, movement in space is dependent on embodied experience and memory - one’s corporeality serves as primary reference, questioning what or whom one refers to.

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