Eyes Rooms Gardens

​Guest lecture: Cristina Díaz Moreno & Efrén García Grinda, amid.cero9
Amid is an English preposition which designates the space in between things, objects, people or natural species and is also used to express something that happens at one temporal point in the course of a process, something that is not already fixed or closed, but in the same process of being defined. Eyes Rooms Gardens, a talk by amid.cero9, will be based on a choral recount, with many voices from different authors, places, scientific disciplines and moments of history but also a partial one, which gathers some of the main topics of concern and study that gave rise to the project of the headquarters of Institution for Free Education in Madrid, anchored both in our own personal concerns and in the intellectual connections of the Institution, with the aim of projecting the intellectual legacy of Giner de los Ríos towards the future. 

The notion of landscape by Giner de los Ríos, embodied in the seminal article of the founder of the ILE, Paisaje, the collective walk as a pedagogical tool and its connections with Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) and Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) ), the recreation of the historic garden through the idea of microcosm, the ideas of distance, depth and associationism derived from the first experiments that gave rise to the English landscape garden in the first two decades of the 18th century, the idea of meandering path, the work with the glance in movement, the perceptive experiments of the lattice of the garden based on the stereopsis, and
finally the notion of cosmography and the techniques of representation based on the works of Horace-Bénédict de Saussure (1740-1799), Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), and Franz Schrader (1844-1924) will be examined through the connections of the Free Institution of Education project and different amid.cero9 projects from the period between 2004 and 2015.

Link to webpage: amid.cero9​

Cristina Díaz Moreno & Efrén García Grinda​
Photo Maria Carmona
Category Public lecture
Location: Kunskapstrappan, meeting point, Sven Hultins Gata 6, Samhällsbyggnad
Starts: 08 May, 2019, 16:00
Ends: 08 May, 2019, 17:00

Published: Thu 02 May 2019.