During the first three months, students will be given the fundamentals to understand how our body is provided with a uniquely evolved range of systems able to receive signals from the outside world, with a focus on body movements. Next, we will analyse the interaction between each element involved in the architectural process and the human sensory system. Light, topology, organisation and use of space, geometry, rhythm, texture and matters, sounds and smells: all these elements, prior individually and then through their integration, will be analysed concerning the physiology of the human sensory system, along with the interaction into architecture. Also, students will deal with the evolution and nature of emotions and feelings up to the arising of conscience.
Natalia Olszewska, Tal Shafir, Richard Jedon, and Antonio Sorrentino will hold some Test Experiments Classes, namely the TEC, in the First Module of the Program. Each Monday after the Weekly Classes, students will follow remotely the TECs to assume in first person the outcomes of the theories previously studied in the classes. Along the two furthers weeks they will develop the ‘homeworks’. They will report their results to all the classmates, during a seminario in the Friday before to start the further Weekly Classes block.
November 2021: Natalia Olszewska about neuro-phenomenology;
December 2021: Richard Jedon and Antonio Sorrentino about architecture and senses;
January 2022: Tal Shafir about body movements and the emotions.