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Alex Arteaga (ed.): Architectures of Embodiment

Alex Arteaga (ed.)

Architectures of Embodiment
Disclosing New Intelligibilities

Softcover, 352 pages

Date of publication: 16.12.2020

This book was originated within Architecture of Embodiment, a research environment focused on the inquiry of architecture from an enactivist perspective and through aesthetic practices. Primarily, this research environment does not aim at formulating answers to its main research question—how does architecture condition the emergence of sense?—but at providing adequate conceptual, methodical, and communicative conditions to address it. Eventually, it aims at destabilizing each specific object of research in order to allow for a disclosure of new intelligibilities of the inquired issues. In this sense, Architecture of Embodiment intends to fulfill a fundamental cognitive function of processes of research through aesthetic practices.


This book is a constellation of coexisting autonomous artifacts: texts of Alex Arteaga, Ana Garcia Varas, Dieter Mersch, Gerard Vilar, Jonathan Hale, Lidia Gasperoni, Mika Elo, and Susanne Hauser in dialogue with one another expressed as comments and comments to the comments. The pluralized word architectures refers to conceptual rather than material constructions relating to fundamental aspects of architecture and research. This book is a dialogic research dispositive: an invitation to participate in an open-ended process of research in the framework of a growing ecology of research practices.

  • architecture
  • aesthetics
  • theory of architecture
  • Think Art

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Alex Arteaga

is an artist researcher that integrates aesthetic and phenomenological research practices for the inquiry of embodiments, environments and aesthetic cognition. He studied music theory, piano, electronic music, composition and architecture in Barcelona and Berlin and received a PhD in philosophy at the Humboldt University Berlin. He has been visiting professor in different universities such as the University of the Arts Helsinki or the Berlin University of the Arts and has developed long-term artistic research projects such as Architecture of Embodiment ( or Contingent Agencies (