The International Ambiances Network aims at structuring and developing the research field of architectural and urban ambiances. It wishes to promote the sensory domain in the questioning and design of lived space. This sensitive approach of the built environment involves all the senses (sound, light, odors, touch, heat, etc.).
Such a network favors multisensoriality and pluridisciplinarity (human and social sciences ; architecture and urban planning ; engineering and applied physics). It is open to a wide variety of profiles and includes research activities as well as design, teaching or artistic ones.
June 13-14th, 2013, Nantes, France
The growing demand for computer simulation in urban design raises several key issues: -on the simulation process itself as a potential creative process; -on the gap between the notions of environment and ambiance and the possibility of predicting the conditions for a specific atmosphere; -on the place of simulation at the intersection between science and practice, rationality and the political, social or aesthetic dimensions involved in the urban design process. The workshop will gather two teams of the Network, who will share their experiences within the French and Italian contexts.
February 25-27th, 2013, London
Many authors, from the second half of the nineteenth century onwards, have struggled to implement a sensitive approach to urban modernity. How to be attentive to changes in the urban world and the minute variations of the ordinary? From the aesthetic thought of Simmel to Goffman’s ecological approach, the philosophies of everydayness in anthropology, from Laplantine to Kracauer and White, to Wittgenstein, Bégout, and Rancière, work has described, translated and called into question the role of ambiance and atmosphere in the construction of urban life...
The International Ambiances Network currently hosts 491 individual members and 25 teams representative of many countries.
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Atmospheres: Between Ethics and Aesthetics
The meeting aims at examining the role of atmospheres in the life world (first of all in cities and museums) and at defining their main characteristics as emotional qualia that radiate from environments and objects. Starting from the philosophical project outlined by Hermann Schmitz and Gernot Böhme and subsequently developed by many other scholars (philosophers and architects, urban planners and sociologists, geographers and psychologists, designers and political experts, etc.), the purpose is to thematise the emotional tones of different spaces (affordances) and to assess their impact on the felt-body...
Appel à communications : Ambiance sonore et Interaction image-son
Le laboratoire ASTRAM d’Aix-Marseille Université, partenaire du symposium CMMR, propose deux sessions de communications : sur la notion d’ambiance sonore, et sur les interactions entre les images et les sons dans les œuvres audiovisuelles.
Tuned City is a project researching the relation between sound and space. The first edition was in Berlin in 2008 and passed afterwards through Tallinn. Q-O2 workspace has invited Tuned City in 2013 to create a Brussels edition of this event. Tuned City presents artistic work and theoretical approaches derived from critical preoccupations with sound.
Publication of Ambiances urbaines en partage - Pour une écologie sociale de la ville sensible
Texts of: Luis Antonio Baptista, Hanène Ben Slama, Paola Berenstein Jacques, Samuel Bordreuil, Marc Crunelle, Cristiane Rose Duarte, Fabiana Dultra Britto, Gleice Azambuja Elali, Rainer Kazig, Anne Jarrigeon, Jacques Lolive, Damien Masson, Virginie Milliot, Cintia Okamura, Beatriz Santos de Oliveira, Robert Moses Pechman, Carolina Rodriguez-Alcalá, Jean-Paul Thibaud, Rachel Thomas.