Author Ebbensgaard, Casper Laing
Article Title Illuminights: a Sensory Study of Illuminated Urban Environments in Copenhagen
Full text http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1206331213516910
Subject
 
 
 
 
Source Space and culture. vol. 18, no. 2 (May 2015), p.112-131 : ill
My List
Share
Card Marc
เขตข้อมูลข้อมูล
Call number Article
Journal Title Space and culture.
Copy vol. 18, no. 2 (May 2015), p.112-131 : ill
ISSN 1206-3312
Brief substance As part of the urban nightscape, illumination of urban environments across Europe has gained significance recently. Altering the aesthetic appearance of material surfaces, urban illuminations transform our sensory everynight experiences of space; experiences that, within geography, have not been dealt with in depth. This article undertakes an ethnographic study of the sensory everynight experiences of the changed aesthetics of illuminated spaces in Copenhagen, outlining three arguments. First, illumination functions as a signifier, transforming the experience of space and staging certain performative practices. Second, the illumination of select objects harmonizes connections between subjects and objects, releasing a potential for social contestation over spatial meaning. Third, illumination creates an illusory second reality, promoting alternative opportunities for engaging with the urban fabric. The article concludes that the lived sensory experiences of urban illuminations must be acknowledged in planning and need to be examined further within geographies of nighttime spaces
Subject
Subject
Subject
Subject
Subject
Full text http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1206331213516910

 
Member Review Librarian Review

  Comments   

    Recently viewed