Chapter Global urban humanity – the “embodiment” of embodying peripheries
Human "embodiment" is a polysemous term that has rich multi-, inter-, and transdisciplinary dimensions from various histories of consciousness. As a paradigm for various methodologies, it emphasizes the lived experience and the immanence of the human condition, especially regarding sensory habitus, bodily ways of knowing, and the material-social dimension of humanity within a historically/geographically situated context; it validates all people as bearers of their own insight and knowledge, and emphasizes that experience itself serves as a phenomenological basis for understanding. Embodiment is thus not reducible to an abstract philosophical project, but rather holds possibilities for a practical and applied ethics. In the context of peripheries, embodiment can be understood as the commitment to marginalized communities and teaches us both the scientific and humanistic value of compassion.
Keywordsembodiment; praxis; body memory; intercultural phenomenology; critical theory of the senses
PublisherFirenze University Press
Publication date and placeFlorence, 2022
SeriesRicerche. Architettura, Pianificazione, Paesaggio, Design,
Society & social sciences