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Exploring “Genius Loci/Sense of Place” Workshops - Urban Spaces of London: XXX, London, January 2019 - June 2019

 

“A place is a space which has a distinct character. Since ancient times the genius loci, or ‘spirit of place’, has been recognised as the concrete reality man has to face and comes to terms in his daily life. Architecture means to visualise the genius loci, … The place represents architecture’s share in truth. The place is the concrete manifestation of man’s dwelling, and his identity depends on his belonging to places… “.

(Christian Norberg-Schulz, 1979. Genius Loci Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture. Rizzoli: New York)

 

Workshop series “Exploring ‘Genius Loci/Sense of Place’ – Urban Spaces of London: XXX” is the field survey of an ongoing mixed research project about individuals’ discovering a sense of place in the urban spaces of London and the way they express their perception. SPACE Studies of Planning and Architecture invites not only urban sketchers, architects, artists, photographers, writers, urban designers, sociologists but also everyone who has desire to experience the City and to try new methods to express their ideas.

Each Urban Space chosen is hosting two workshops; one in week time and one at weekend in order to give chance to the participants to find suitable time for themselves to join. Every workshop starts at the meeting point given at 10AM and ends at 4PM. In between the workshop has an information session about the genius loci, or ‘sense of place’, walking and discussion tours and a producing period. All the works produced during the workshops will be exhibited by SPACE and be published according to the Research Project’s plan with ISBN by Space Studies Publications.

The participants need to bring their own material according to their will. The possible materials can be sketchbooks, pens/pencils, watercolours, cameras, notebooks and so forth. Please note that the workshop will be held on streets, so the materials should be appropriate for carrying and working on street conditions.

*Please note that the workshops will go ahead whatever the weather is and the tickets are non-refundable/transferable.