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Situating situatedness through Æffect and the architectural body of Arakawa and Gins

Keane, Jondi 2007, Situating situatedness through Æffect and the architectural body of Arakawa and Gins, Janus Head Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Continental Philosophy, vol. 9, no. 2, Winter, pp. 437-457.

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Title Situating situatedness through Æffect and the architectural body of Arakawa and Gins
Author(s) Keane, Jondi
Journal name Janus Head Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Continental Philosophy
Volume number 9
Issue number 2
Season Winter
Start page 437
End page 457
Publisher Trivium Publications
Place of publication Amherst, N.Y.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1524-2269
1521-9194
Summary This paper explores the situated body by briefly surveying the historical studies of effect and of affect which converge in current work on attention. This common approach to the situated body through attention prompted the coining of a more inclusive term, Æffect, to indicate the situated body’s mode of observation. Examples from the work of artist-turned-architects, Arakawa and Gins, will be discussed to show how architectural environments can act as heuristic tools that allow the situated body to research its own conditions. Rather than isolating effect from affect, observer from subject, organism from environment, Arakawa and Gins’ work optimises the use of situated complexity in the study of the site of person. By constructing surrounding in which to observe and learn about the shape of awareness, their procedural architecture suggests ways in which the interaction of top-down conceptual knowledge and bottom-up perceptual learning may construct possibilities in emergent rather than programmatic ways.
Language eng
Field of Research 209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007 by Trivium Publications, Amherst, NY
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