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Mind and Places [electronic resource] : A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Design of Contemporary City / edited by Anna Anzani.
1st ed. 2020.
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2020.
1 online resource (XVIII, 274 p. 38 illus., 20 illus. in color.)
Springer Series in Design and Innovation , 4
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Springer Series in Design and Innovation , 2661-8184 ; 4
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This book explores the contributions of psychological, neuroscientific and philosophical perspectives to the design of contemporary cities. Pursuing an innovative and multidisciplinary approach, it addresses the need to re-launch knowledge and creativity as major cultural and institutional bases of human communities. Dwelling is a form of knowledge and re-invention of reality that involves both the tangible dimension of physical places and their mental representation. Findings in the neuroscientific field are increasingly opening stimulating perspectives on the design of spaces, and highlight how our ability to understand other people is strongly related to our corporeity. The first part of the book focuses on the contributions of various disciplines that deal with the spatial dimension, and explores the dovetailing roles that science and art can play from a multidisciplinary perspective. In turn, the second part formulates proposals on how to promote greater integration between the aesthetic and cultural dimension in spatial design. Given its scope, the book will benefit all scholars, academics and practitioners who are involved in the process of planning, designing and building places, and will foster an international exchange of research, case studies, and theoretical reflections to confront the challenges of designing conscious places and enable the development of communities. .
Includes bibliographical references.
Borders. Dwelling in the borders
Perception. Perceiving space in pictures
Dreams. The relational link between nocturnal and diurnal creativity
Body. Sound Spaces and the Embodied Musical Mind
Memory. Places and communities memory in "powdered modernity" between literature, history and anthropology
Landscapes. Expressive landscapes, perception and design
Metropolis. Sensory ethnography paths in the city of differences
Reuse. Re-contextualization and re-signification in art and care
Time. The city as an event of time and space
Identity. Beyond places, beyond identities, for a cultural redefinition of the relationship between man and nature
Borders. The design of the unfinished as a new transdisciplinary perspective
Perception. The Representation of space, from bidimensionality to tridimensionality
Dreams. The cultural and creative conversion of abandoned buildings as a driver of urban regeneration
Body. Spatial transitions in the scene architecture between space, event and movement
Memory. Dwelling in the leftovers
Landscapes. Bottom-up approach for cultural landscape and local identity mapping
Metropolis. Urban mindscapes
Reuse. Urban heritage and liveability
Time. Hybrid spaces for users-bodies between work and hospitality
Identity. Place identity between preservation and innovation.
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