Somatic Movement in Architecture

Gestaltung und Design

Experiential and experimental inquiry of the space as a relationship

With Wiktor Skrzypczak

“The line between your head and your tailbone
will be the recurrent thread of this seminar.”
This is an experimantal laboratory which seeks to establish an intimate relationship between the architect and space. It investigates how somatic movement practices inform

– students’ bodily self-consciousness;

– the development and articulation of students’ repertoire of spatial relationships;

– the creative act of composing and imagining.
The laboratory endeavours embodied architectural design practices through fostering of the intersubjective communication skills in design teams and through the documentation of spatial experiences as a design method. Students’ creativity and playfulness will be asked for a primordial, animalistic approach to the movement, people and environment.