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Pedagogical approaches to embodied topography: A workshop that unravels the hidden and imaginary landscapes of Elaionas

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Christos Kakalis


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© 2017 Prensas de la Universidad de Zaragoza. All rights reserved. A workshop aiming to activate the sensory experience of individuals within the urban landscape was introduced to the students of a postgraduate course of architecture. The course seeks to explorecity complexity by mapping the urban phenomena. These readings provide the base for the creation of integral strategic interventions. In the two years it has run, students have shown a preference for analytical tools. This time however, they were asked to perform a series of exercises that sought to increase their body awareness, to help them navigate and read the landscape through their sensory perceptions. The authors of this paper contemplate on the use of mapping methodologies, embodied topography and its relation to the more hidden and imaginary landscapes of the city. They present the reader with a description of the workshop articulation, segments of the student projects and its pedagogical outcomes.

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Author(s): Marda N, Kakalis C, Ioannou O

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: ZARCH

Year: 2017

Issue: 8

Pages: 288-299

Online publication date: 02/10/2017

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

ISSN (print): 2341-0531

ISSN (electronic): 2387-0346

Publisher: Prensas de la Universidad de Zaragoza


DOI: 10.26754/ojs_zarch/zarch.201782164