This is a Temple-wide initiative intended to provide a platform where intellect across disciplines is supported and new knowledge can be created.
Each conversation session will be led by a graduate student and a faculty member, centering around questions that are relevant to the faculty member’s research. For each session, up to 10 participants (faculty, staff, students) from varying disciplines who are working through similar issues can come together (over free dinner!) and share resources/questions/comments in order to enrich one another’s research and practice. You will leave with a tight micro-community of people across Temple who also care deeply about the questions that matter to you & your work.
#2: Sensory Structures: Embodied Experience of Public Spaces
Co-facilitated by Seher Erdoğan Ford (Architecture).
Sensory perception is closely tied to individual memory-building and cultural conditioning; with this in mind, how can the sensory experience of space be considered when designing for and occupied by the general public? Further, how would the inclusion of embodied knowledge into the “objectivist” paradigm inflect your field of research? Does moving away from this dichotomy bring into focus something about the human experience or is it simply a distraction?No matter your discipline, if your work, research, practice or general interests are concerned with the sensorial attributes of a discipline, the affective experience of space, architecture as a register of memory and identity, etc., please join us for the conversation!