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Public space: sensing, presence & atmospheres

This is a seminar on the multiple ways of sensing cities, with a special focus on bodily expressions in public space. In everyday urban living our bodies and senses continuously interact with urban surroundings. The city’s many urban public spaces can be seen as theatres of sensibilities. Herein issues of affect and atmosphere, presence and emergence are brought into play.

In the seminar, different ways of sensing cities will be explored through a selection of ‘readings’ of urban public spaces – seen as environments for temporal-sensory experiences, encounters across difference, densities and ‘tightness’, situations and vitalist forces in play. The seminar will also touch upon issues of control, surveillance and securitization – and of the relationship between ‘free speech’ and the ‘free body’ – in the discussion of urban public spaces.
The seminar is supported by Fritt Ord and the Oslo Centre for Urban and Landscape Studies (OCULS) at AHO.

Programme and abstracts


Dato: 22 mai, 2017
Tid: 10:00 - 16:00

Sted: A3
Adresse: Maridalsveien 29, 0175 Oslo

Kontakt: Peter Hemmersam