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Annie Palone April 29, 2013

measuring the

poetic


Forests spread Brooks plunge Rocks persist Mist diffuses Meadows wait Springs well Winds dwell Blessing muses Martin Heidegger, The Thinker As Poet


poetics from

poeisis ancient Greek:“composition, poetry,”

literally “a making, fabrication” from poein, poiein,“to make or compose”

responsiveness to something : an opening realization discovery opening up oneirism


...the responding in which man authentically listens to the appeal of language is that which speaks in the element of poetry. The more poetic a poet is ... the greater is the purity with which he submits what he says to an ever more painstaking listening...

...Poetically Man Dwells...


poetry

brings to light that which is unseen


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“poetry first causes dwelling to be dwelling. Poetry is what really lets us dwell. But through what do we attain to a dwelling? Through building. Poetic creation, which lets us dwell, is a kind of building.� Martin Heidegger . ...Poetically Man Dwells...


measure

compares human to earth


quantitative

“dimension obtained by measuring” (circa 1756); a comparison of something against a scientifically accepted standard

“calculative” thinking

qualitative*

descriptive, quality-driven, observational, atmospheric, oriented toward remembrance

“meditative,” or poetic, thinking


Four Dimensions of the Poetic in Building Materiality what we can see as means of expression; materials capable of expressing the poetic

Context conscious expression of locale, acknowledgment of place the way a poetic work finds expression;

Temporality consciousness of effects of time on materials: expression of time: aging, weathering, patina, rust

Geoality reflection on how we are on earth; expression of work’s being of the earth; Heideggerian “releasement toward things”


Materiality what we can see as means of expression; materials capable of expressing the poetic


Context conscious expression of locale, acknowledgment of place the way a poetic work finds expression;


Temporality consciousness of effects of time on materials: expression of time: aging, weathering, patina, rust


Geoality reflection on how we are on earth; expression of work’s being of the earth; Heideggerian “releasement toward things”


Educational Seating Area Wetland Education Center, University of Texas Marine Science Institute Port Aransas, Texas


designing

poetically four conceptual drivers

emergence embeddedness experience encounter


context, dynamism, complex adaptive systems

emergence


embeddedness


experience space of enhanced experience, meditative space “pinch point” threshold

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encounter


“When a dreamer can reconstruct the world from an object that he transforms magically through his care of it, we become convinced that everything in the life of a poet is germinal...� Gaston Bachelard . The Poetics of Space


taking

measure poetically


designing

poetically

evidence-based research

process + reflection


from

concept . to detail


“With a single poetic detail, the imagination confronts us with a new world. From then on, the imagination takes precedence over the panorama, and a simple image, if it is new, will open up an entire world.� Gaston Bachelard . The Poetics of Space


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Measuring the Poetic : Design / Build Port Aransas Spring 2013  

Spring 2013 Coleman Coker Design/Build (Evidence-Based Research) "Measuring the Poetic" Seminar Presentation. Educational Seating Area for U...

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