Date: May 23rd
Time: 7 – 9 PM
Location: De Brandweer
What is space? We all have a conception of it, but if we compare notes, everyone views it differently. We perceive space usually as the volume that surrounds us. We have ways of looking at specific spaces, whose boundaries we can mark visually: a rectangular room, a round hall, a small gallery. And we have a general concept about space with psychological qualities: breathing space, space of movement. We think of spaces as comfortable, haunting, hollow, warm or smelly. And some of them we sense to be unwelcoming and eerie. Today’s session with archigraphus is aimed at our awareness of all these routines, feelings, and intuitions of space. How do we perceive space and what vocabulary do we use to measure and map it? This will be a thoroughly practical workshop: we’re going to walk, do exercises, execute commissions, and share footage of unknown perspectives: watch, taste and imagine space!
archigraphus is an interdisciplinary network for architecture and spatial concepts started by Markus Ulrich and Joachim Schmidt. Trained as architects their expertises space in building, urban space, landscaping, light and space installations, new media, photography, participation and didactics. Next to their main activities archigraphus develops excursions, city discoveries and interactive actions in urban space, which have been part of the cultural programs of the Institut français, Belgisches Haus Köln, the festival ‘across the borders’, EuRegionale 2008, region Aachen, city of Aachen, professional corporations like BDA, BDB, SRL … in Aachen, Brussels, Cologne, Lens, Liège, Lille, Mons, Paris, Reims, Sittard …
What is Training the Senses?
Knowledge is not only acquired visually at schools through language and text books. Learning involves all of our senses: we learn by listening, tasting, smelling, touching – and even by using our intuition. Through Training the Senses participants explore and discover a new vocabulary for all their senses and a new way to transmit experience and acquire knowledge.Training the Senses is an ongoing series organised by Marres, that avoids any division between speakers/performance and the audience. Everyone is welcome to join.