Unseen the other in post-urban utopia. Sensitive bodies II

Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, Javier Ruiz Sanchez

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    Modern architecture has resulted an utopia not only possible but, in practice, effective. Post-urban utopia has actually been built along the twentieth century throughout a complex network of operations, including both be- havioral orientation and systemic simplification. All these operations have acted specifically on the human bod- ies, bodies in movement, bodies that inter-act, bodies that observe (see) and are observed (seen), in a seminal cybernetic operation of construction of the urban system. The recent urban utopia is sustained, however, in a progressive unseen of the other, replacing the ideals of transparency of the original modern architecture with a practical communicative opacity. We have developed the concept of sensitive body as a method of research, knowledge, recognition and representation of urban events and processes, even hidden or veiled. Our hypothesis is that by using bodies trained in the representation of emotions, experiences carried out in performative arts, performance or street performance, it is possible to unveil hidden information or just make visible the system of social relations that takes place in the public space.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInnovaci�n e Investigaci�n en Arquitectura y Territorio
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - Jun 2018


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