Poetic Experimentation
towards Experiencing the Space of Agency

Abstract: Starting from the notions of experimentation and experience and the fundamental differences between them, this article aims to demonstrate how the poetic design of a place can lead to experiencing a space of agency. To this end, the discussion endeavors to illustrate the concept of poiesis in experimentation and praxis in experience. It investigates the relationship between these two notions in the context of space design. In that, the place is defined as the place to live, and those characteristics that are independent of cultures or geographical locations are examined. These aspects are considered from an ontological perspective and are encountered through a phenomenological approach in both experience and experimentation. The essential notion in the article is indubitably that of place, and the main goal is to investigate how the qualities of place that have been removed in the era of industrialization and mass production can be rebuilt and returned. The importance of addressing this issue is that our understanding of place is now detached from its characteristics as the place of living. In conclusion, some of the fundamental qualities are introduced as an instruction for poetic experimentation.


In the MakingĀ (edited by Georg Trogemann und Konstantin Butz) is an interim report on a series of ongoing dissertation projects at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. The essays and experiments presented by nine doctoral candidates all deal with various questions of poiesis, that is, the forms of knowledge that become active when we make, create, invent, or produce something. While the authors come from different artisticcreative fields, their questions and topics reach deep into various scientific disciplines. This book offers a closer look at this transdisciplinary nexus and ist cultural implications. Contributions by Tobias Bieseke, Konstantin Butz, Christian Heck, Karin Lingnau, Steffen Mitschelen, Zahra Mohammadganjee, Tiago Ive Rubini, Christian Rust, Somayyeh Shahhoseiny, Georg Trogemann, Natalie Weinmann.

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