RELATIONSHIP/SPACE/TIME. A physical urban landscape inquiry.
Elisa Serra & Emanuele Braga
Moving investigates the reciprocal influence between choreography and urban landscape. Referring to Henri Lefebvre, we have emphasized the construction of urban space as a grid, a weaving of daily
gestures that cross the space. This is the groundwork of a social choreography. From a choreographic perspective, each urban space is subtended by specific codes that restr ain the potential conditions
of behavior and movement . The spatial configuration of the cities only marginally influences how the body is regulated: the codes largely operate in the collective intellect (Consciousness?) of the
individuals that cross the space. Even if the material signs of physical impediment or prohibition are not visible , no one dares moving differently. What are the social and cultural implications these
have for urban landscapes? What other urban landscapes are possible when changing collective imagination? We will explore Hannover, using our bodies in order to discover how bending or breaking certain
hidden rules can support an innovative design process. Let’s unleash our imagination, our body and our perception of the urban landscape!