Searching for a Sensory Pedagogy: Case Studies in Body and Power

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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
Stream: Education and Social Welfare
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
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Renato Cesar Ferreira de Souza

Architect, Lecture at UFMG, Brasil, School of Architecture, Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brazil
Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK

I am a Brazilian architect that lives in Sheffield – UK and I achieved the degree of master in architecture in 1998 at the Architecture School of Federal University of Minas Gerais state - UFMG, Brazil. Nowadays I am accomplishing the PhD Course at University of Sheffield –UK. At UFMG I teach Architectural and Urban Design for 4th year graduation students since 1995. I was also as head of the Graduation Collegiate from 2000 until 2002. In my work I have focused subjects related to the conception, the creation and the representation of architectural space aided by computational resources. In this sense, I also researched about new information technologies, investigating its effects on architectural space. For further information, please, see

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