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Sensibilities to Lifeworlds

Jean-Paul Thibaud 1
1 CRESSON - Centre de recherche sur l'espace sonore et l'environnement urbain
AAU - Ambiances, Architectures, Urbanités : UMR 1563
Abstract : Our ways of being sensitive to the life worlds are profoundly changing. A new distribution of the sensible is emerging, giving rise to alternative feelings towards the living. My aim is to explore how sensibility comes into resonance with current socio-ecological issues. Five main forms of sensibility to living environments are identified: 1) “weavers” tend to explore new attentions to the living and to intertwine narratives together 2), “resonators” tend to attune to ambient milieus and to vibrate to impersonal affects, 3) “appreciators” tend to revisit aesthetically the familiar and to appraise the qualities of everyday environments, 4) “performers” tend to alter ordinary gestures and to explore the powers of bodies, 5) “listeners” tend to pay attention to the ways the world sound and to render audible current environmental phenomena.
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Jean-Paul Thibaud. Sensibilities to Lifeworlds. Ambiances, Alloaesthesia: Senses, Inventions, Worlds. 4th International Congress on Ambiances, Réseau International Ambiances, Dec 2020, Santa Barbara, United States. ⟨halshs-02950531⟩



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