Reviewed and reflected on the feedback from Assessors report and prepared a draft response as a basis for discussion on the 21 December 2016 with my supervisors.
Discussion Report can be accessed here: Draft Response Assessors Report
Andrew- will take a step back in 2017 for own research and swapped positions with Milica.
From 1st January 2017 Milica will be primary supervisor until Andrew returns. However, regular meetings with Andrew are scheduled.
Definition of play
Over the weekend I’ve revised the definition and created a figure to support the theoretical write up.
Supervisor meeting 21st December 2016
Link between Lefebvre
explain production of space
how is each element linked to play
Small review of quality of space literature in relation to play and why is play important part of it.
Why can a behaviour approach can be used in the context
Be careful with mixing resolving something and explorational pursuit
Explain the three examples more. –> explain the behavioural study
Explain a bit more the diagram and the definition.
Is play in us or in the environment? –> hypothesis
Health and well-being needs to be more clearly linked.
end up being a traditional PhD.
Brainstorming after meeting
research and explain the
Social cognition and interpersonal perception
Situationist –> alternative life experiences through the construction of situations,
Lefebvre, H. (1991). Production of space.
“A society is a space and an architecture of concepts, forms and laws whose abstract truth is imposed on the reality of the senses, of bodies, of wishes and desires.” p. 139
“Metaphor and metonymy are not figures of speech – at least not at the outset. They become figures of speech. In principle, they are acts. (…) they bring fourth form the depths not what is there but what is sayable, what is suceptible of figureartion- in short, language.” p. 139
“Symbols always imply an emotional investment, an affective charge…and thereafter ‘represented’ for the benefit of everybody elsewhere.” p. 141
He speaks of reading of space.. which is possible. “Space is at once result and cause, product and producer; it is also a stake, the locus of projects and actions deployed as part of specific strategies, and hence also the object of wagers on the future- wagers which are articulated, if never completely. p. 142-143
“In produced space, acts reproduce ‘meanings’ even if no ‘one’ gives and account of them. Repressive space wreaks repression and terror even though it may be strewn with ostensible signs of the contrary (of contentment, amusement or delight). This tendency has gone so far that some architects have even begun to call either for a return to ambiguity, in the sense of a confused and not immediate interpretable message, or else a diversification of space which would be consistent with a liberal and pluralistic society.” p.144-145.
Robert Venturi –> architect wanted to make space dialectical (1966). He saw the space not as an empty and neutral milieu occupied by dead objects, but rather as a field of force full of tensions and distortions.” p. 145
Lefebvre’s conclusion “We have seen that the visual space of transparency and readability has a content -a content that it is design to conceal: namely, the phallic realm of (supposed) virility. It is at the same time a repressive space: nothing in it escapes the surveillance of power. Everything opaque, all kinds of partitions, even walls simplified to the point of mere drapery, are destined to disappear.” p, 147
He also suggests based on the notion that we are designing now buildings with steel and glass that “private life ought to be enclosed, and have a finite, or finished, aspect. Public space, by contrast, ought to be an opening outwards. What we see happening is just the opposite.” p.147
Space related to:
Form, structure and function -> structural or functional analysis p. 147
aegis–> public areas (the spaces of social relationships and actions) are connected up the private areas (spaces for contemplation, isolation and retreat) via ‘mixed’ areas (linking thoroughfares)
shin-gyo-sho embraces three levels bound together by relationships of reciprocal implications: spatial and temporal, mental and social. p. 153
It is not about decoding a system –> rather creating one. Differences between Japanese philosophy and western civilisation. p. 156
Its about bringing the realms into harmony and not through use of sign and its analytical proclivities. p. 156