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Although architectural space is defined by walls historically, there have been a number of theories and manifestos that challenge the traditional role of the wall through its activation and dissolution: Le Corbusier's concept of open plan, Kiesler's theory of elastic architecture, Superstudio's Continuous Monument, Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Blur Building, and Olafur Eliasson's Your Rainbow Panorama, among others. The scope of these theories range from an emphasis on surface and the activation of the interior, all the way to the rejection of walls altogether. Underlying all these projects and theories lies the concept of the relationship between the body, environment and its perception. These manifestos challenge our normative perceptions and relations between body, floor, wall, ceiling and environment; bodies respond to space as much as space responds to bodies: Your engagement has consequences (1). The body's engagement with space is perceived through a simultaneity of registers ranging from the physiological and sensory to the collective memory. Your Engagement has Consequences, aims to explore the space between the physiological and the sensory as a way to reimagine the body's relationship to its environment. Bib. (1) Eliasson, Olafur. An Evening with Olafur Eliasson. Lecture, Visions and Voices at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, February 27, 2018.

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Your Engagement Has Consequences

Although architectural space is defined by walls historically, there have been a number of theories and manifestos that challenge the traditional role of the wall through its activation and dissolution: Le Corbusier's concept of open plan, Kiesler's theory of elastic architecture, Superstudio's Continuous Monument, Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Blur Building, and Olafur Eliasson's Your Rainbow Panorama, among others. The scope of these theories range from an emphasis on surface and the activation of the interior, all the way to the rejection of walls altogether. Underlying all these projects and theories lies the concept of the relationship between the body, environment and its perception. These manifestos challenge our normative perceptions and relations between body, floor, wall, ceiling and environment; bodies respond to space as much as space responds to bodies: Your engagement has consequences (1). The body's engagement with space is perceived through a simultaneity of registers ranging from the physiological and sensory to the collective memory. Your Engagement has Consequences, aims to explore the space between the physiological and the sensory as a way to reimagine the body's relationship to its environment. Bib. (1) Eliasson, Olafur. An Evening with Olafur Eliasson. Lecture, Visions and Voices at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, February 27, 2018.

 

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