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Maria da Piedade Ferreira

https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-da-piedade-ferreira-phd-msc-dipl-arch-749b103b

Hackstrasse 24, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Dr. Maria da Piedade Ferreira is an award-winning researcher and architect with an M.Sc. in Architecture, a PhD in Theory and Practice of Design and experience in conducting artistic research. Research dedicated to the exploration of the holistic relationship between Body, Movement and Space and user’s empathic connection with Architecture as a source of well being. Currently working as Lecturer and researcher on the topic of Performance Art as a learning tool for future Architects.

Corporeal Architecture


Building the Architects' Mind through Neurosciences and Performance Art

Corporeal Architecture


Building the Architects' Mind through Neurosciences and Performance Art
Corporeal Architecture: using Neurosciences and Performance Art as tools to develop the mind of future architects.

In the future, architects and scientists will collaborate more to determine what we build and why and how it will enhance the human experience. However, there still isn’t an approach in architectural practice that joins in an organized system, methodology, or platform the knowledge the scientific community already has on the perceptive mechanisms of the human body. The current scientific paradigms of "embodied mind" uses biometric data transmitted by measuring tools as signs of emotional reactions. This is backed up by the contemporary scientific belief on emotions and feelings as biological reactions acquired by evolution. In this sense, science is currently trying to map the human brain through the use of technologies of brain scanning and brain wave monitoring. These tools could, thus, support a corporeal approach to the pedagogy of architecture, leading to future generations of architects who are trained to "think through their bodies".


Corporeal Architecture: measuring the mind in performance

Corporeal Architecture - performer's body equiped with emotion measurement tools

Corporeal Architecture


Building the Architects' Mind through Neurosciences and Performance Art

Corporeal Architecture


Building the Architects' Mind through Neurosciences and Performance Art
Corporeal Architecture: using Neurosciences and Performance Art as tools to develop the mind of future architects.

In the future, architects and scientists will collaborate more to determine what we build and why and how it will enhance the human experience. However, there still isn’t an approach in architectural practice that joins in an organized system, methodology, or platform the knowledge the scientific community already has on the perceptive mechanisms of the human body. The current scientific paradigms of "embodied mind" uses biometric data transmitted by measuring tools as signs of emotional reactions. This is backed up by the contemporary scientific belief on emotions and feelings as biological reactions acquired by evolution. In this sense, science is currently trying to map the human brain through the use of technologies of brain scanning and brain wave monitoring. These tools could, thus, support a corporeal approach to the pedagogy of architecture, leading to future generations of architects who are trained to "think through their bodies".


Corporeal Architecture: measuring the mind in performance

Corporeal Architecture - performer's body equiped with emotion measurement tools


Idea by

Maria da Piedade Ferreira
Hackstrasse 24
Kaiserslautern
Germany
Dr. Maria da Piedade Ferreira is an award-winning researcher and architect with an M.Sc. in Architecture, a PhD in Theory and Practice of Design and experience in conducting artistic research. Research dedicated to the exploration of the holistic relationship between Body, Movement and Space and user’s empathic connection with Architecture as a source of well being. Currently working as Lecturer and researcher on the topic of Performance Art as a learning tool for future Architects.