The Poverty of Embodiment

The Poverty of Embodiment
Sean Griffiths

Online AMPS conference, December 2022

In books like, ‘The Eyes of the Skin’, architectural theorist, Juhani Pallasmaa posits unmediated sensual experience as the site of authentic encounter with the built environment. Such ideas are today very prevalent in architectural discourse. This paper will argue that they are also highly problematic.