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Proceedings 2017, 1(9), 940; doi:10.3390/proceedings1090940

Conurbations of the Mind: Fragmentary Photographic Narratives as a Tool for the Creation of Inclusive Urban Space

Royal College of Art, London, UK & University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Presented at the International and interdisciplinary conference IMMAGINI? Image and Imagination between representation, communication, education and psychology, Brixen, Italy, 27–28 November 2017.
Published: 17 November 2017
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Abstract

As urbanites continue to experience a broadaening emotional detachment with the evolving character and identity of the urban spaces in which they live, the time has come to stop and consider our emotional connection with the built environment. By re-evaluating the subjective methods once applied in the topographic surveys of photographers such as Eugine Atget we can gain a clearer understanding of our relationship with cities. The work of such artists involves us in the imaginary and invites us to assemble our own narrative context of the landscapes which they explore. This unutilised approach reveals the perceived narrative fabric of urban space and it provokes the viewer to place their own psychological and cultural associations onto images of urbanity. I will ascertain whether such methods can be used to express the emotional connection we have to our cities, and identify how these insights can inclusively impact upon design education and the development of new urban spaces.
Keywords: built environment; architectural photography; Eugine Atget; spacial perception; imaginary cities; town planning; design education built environment; architectural photography; Eugine Atget; spacial perception; imaginary cities; town planning; design education
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Brackenbury, D. Conurbations of the Mind: Fragmentary Photographic Narratives as a Tool for the Creation of Inclusive Urban Space. Proceedings 2017, 1, 940.

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