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The Perception of Space


There is nothing absolute in this world that, although explored, still needs to be known, since each of us is in possession of his own truth as an autonomous and independent person, which is neither more nor less than the Other’s one, only different. The perception of space and its consequent sensory construction is relative to becoming totally personal because it depends on how the person perceives through his senses and, through his intuition, interprets this space.


The visual perception of objects and the subjects themselves, through the light that falls on them, and even in its sometimes timely and pertinent absence, known as praise of Shadow, where it is suggested rather than in a crude way, in a clear confrontation of a discreet eroticism regarding obscene pornography. The acoustic aspects are produced causally by the various sounds of human beings and nature, and the interference of noise on the harmony of the designed area. The touch draws defining volumes in its procedure due to its different shapes and varied textures. And finally, smell, thanks to the smells we perceive, and taste, thanks to the flavors we savor, they are two apparently minor senses intimately linked, but considering that it should be emphasized like this, precisely, that the child begins to know his Universe.


All these causes are an unconscious reaction in the individual due to the work and effect of his sensitivity: his feelings and thoughts, the heart and the mind translated into the psychological construction of space, where the (in)tangible acquires a notorious role and where the persons acquire their own personality, from which it proceeds, developing their behavior and, therefore, their attitude.


In fact, we have to highlight that these issues are studied profusely and deeply by a recently emerging discipline derived from Neurology, a branch of Medicine, and is connected to Architecture: Neuroarchitecture. This kind of science studies the psychological impact and the physical sensations that space causes on its habitual and sporadic occupants and its response to external stimuli.


Then, in this way, and because of the sensitive parameters remarked before, the physical construction of the space, public and private, is (re)elaborated, where our immediate and not immediate environment determines its surrounding conditions; as well as its context, with the economic, social and cultural aspects of the community we are studying, delimit the borders and barriers, both mental and social, of the mosaic that defines it. Likewise, the (inter)neighborhood relationships generated, that constitute an integration feeling and belonging to that society of the inhabitant of this ecosystem, motivate their empowerment and their appropriation of the space, simply and straightforwardly developing feelings of commitment and solidarity with the others that form and train them faced to their citizens and faced to themselves by means of the (co)participation of those communities members, enable to the self-management of civilization.


This has a decisive influence on the well-being and comfort of the neighbors, that turn into the habitability of the area and its environmental conditioning, which can and should be achieved due to sustainable urban planning through its social ambient and the consequent significance that urban acupuncture, expressed in medical terminology, with the implementation of (micro)therapies as tools and strategies of the different and diverse sectorial policies originates and exerts on the place, limiting and delimiting it, defining it and creating a field where it can progress at an individual and group level, local and global context, in a healthy way. Evolving to grow and enriching to become better every day.


In a few words, it would be about observing the influence of the environment on the community and the subjects that form it to provoke a real transformation over that reality, if it needs. A turn of dynamics entrenched by the bad customs or habits of the population and reinforced by the historical inheritances imposed by some national and international institutions or organizations, that should be transformed with the appearance of a series of more positive shared synergies and that cause the replication in other contexts of an intervention or action after a timely community introspection of the forenamed process to get the expected and desired results by the transdisciplinary team that has sketched and drew this aforementioned vital space as sensitive and natural.


In the end, nature and all that concerns the human being in its greatest original essence as it is a fundamental part of itself. And when we talk about the sensory aspect of our nature, with whom we discover at every moment the environment that surrounds us, we talk about establishing an intimate and close relationship in that same framework, which welcomes and protects us, and which we must take care of. The symbiosis that, even for a matter of pure survival, we must stimulate to enhance through the appropriate and timely adaptation instruments and the sensing filter of our animal behavior, but being fully aware that what excites the intellect feeds, mainly, the ethereal soul, in addition to the material body, by making us think and reflect, and meditate, on such transcendental questions what, who, where, how and for what, which have lashed Humanity since the beginning of time, from time immemorial, conditioning our individual and collective memory.

 

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SANTIAGO DÍAZ AZPIROZ

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