Thesis Eleven Centre for Cultural Sociology
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
La Trobe University
University of Melbourne, Monash University and
Thesis Eleven Centre Masterclass
Theory of Atmospheres
Atmospheres – moods and affects in their spatial situations – are the primary reality aesthetics (understood as aesthesis, a general theory of perception) has to deal with. Atmosphere demands a co-presence of perceiver and perceived that engulfs the terms of any subject/object division as well as the longstanding bifurcation of physis and techné, nature and technology.
Wednesday 27 November 2013
12 – 2 pm
Room 601 – 757 Swanston St, (cnr Swanston and Grattan St)
Faculty of Architecture Building & Planning
The University of Melbourne
Gernot Böhme is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Darmstadt Technical University, Germany. Böhme has been Guest Professor at Universities in Austria, Sweden, USA, Japan, the Netherlands, the UK, and Australia. In 2003, Böhme received the Denkbar-Preis für obliques Denken (Denkbar Prize for Lateral Thinking). He has risen to prominence through his work in aesthetics, the philosophy of embodiment and technology, and practical philosophy. His book Architektur und Atmosphäre (2006, Architecture and Atmosphere) is most influential in art and design practice throughout the world.