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“Sentient” City – An Atonal Landscape

Helena Pires, Zara Pinto-Coelho & Cíntia Sanmartin Fernandes

8(1) | CECS - UMinho

ISSN:ISSN: 2184-0458 // e-ISSN: 2183-0886

Taking the risk of tempering this paper by appealing to an organicist vision of the (post)city, the challenge was set to write about the urgency of (re)feeling the (post)body–(post)place, without disregarding the scent of temporalities and routes, the kinaesthetic landscapes, the (in)visible disruptions in the territory over which the “body–without–organs” (Deleuze & Guattari, 1980/2001) stretches, the being itself blended with that of the inhabited place.

Taking dodecaphonism as a reference which inspires a certain boldness that we seek to impress here, we would like to flatten out the dominance of sight in our culture, by placing it on an equal scale (though rich in infinite diversity) of senses, claiming for each sensory record — which we artificially confuse (excessively concerned about discerning) with smell, hearing, touch — the same requirement and tonic gradation, inextricable as a whole. The debate on the significance of the senses in the urban experience calls for contributions from cultural studies, from communication at large, intersect-ing disciplinary boundaries, methodological approaches and geographies, so as to (re)constitute the concreteness of this experience and the conditions that both foster it and make it possible.