Title: Onheimelijk
Authors: Deckers, Karel
Issue Date: Mar-2009
Publisher: Sint Joris
Host Document: Communicating (by) Design pages:553-558
Conference: Communicating (by) Design location:Brussels date:15-17 April 2009
Abstract: Fear has become an ever-expanding part of life in the West in the 21st Century. The research addresses this slightly disquieting, invisible and often forgotten component of architecture. 'Onheimelijk' or 'uncanny' serves as a 'positive' counterweight to traditional values (light, sight, visibility): it functions as a creative engine to generate meaning in architecture. The current 'Culture of Fear' calls for a better understanding and confrontation with imminent threats: it does not intimidate but rather stimulates growth of human creativity through architecture. 'Uncanny' facilitates an intentional attitude exploring possibilities and highlights an affective side of architecture.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Architecture, Campuses Sint-Lucas Brussels and Ghent
Department of Architecture - miscellaneous

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