Searching for a Sensory Pedagogy: Case Studies in Body and Power
The 'ocularcentrism' is analysed in philosophy, sciences and arts, as a phenomenon characterized by the domination of visual aspects in the western culture. The implications of the prevalence of only one sense (vision) in the culture is disclosed and its consequences to the learning process in high education are closer examined. The article presents the results of two case studies where the educational outcomes were designed to engage students of Architecture in a corporal relation with the purposed exercises, avoiding excessive visual references and aiming to achieve new paradigms towards a sensory pedagogy.
Keywords: High Education, Ocularcentrism, Architecture, Holistic Education
Renato Cesar Ferreira de Souza
Architect, Lecture at UFMG, Brasil, School of Architecture, Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brazil