|其它题名: ||Urban subconscious : the infiltration and sprawl of urban flows of consciousness between "counter-places"|
|作者: ||陳鏞宇;Chen, Yung-yu|
|关键词: ||都市潛意識;對應地;異質地方;鏡像;Urban subconscious;counter-place;heterotopias;mirror image|
|上传时间: ||2010-01-11 05:31:17 (UTC+8)|
The stance of “urban subconscious” arises from “heterotopias”, an urban landscape concept opposed to its rational counterpart. Via the corresponding and associative relationships between uneven counter-sites, it reflects on all kinds of conundrum and vigilance that are hidden subconsciously during the process of modernization and urban expansion. And then, this thesis proposes a critical review of the usual judgments and attitudes that people hold towards heterotopias and old (relatively run-down) settlements under the modern aesthetic value and the urban renewal strategy. Thereby, the thesis extends the discussions of the subtle relationship between urban “consciousness” and “subconscious” that might influence and permeate mutually to the development of incessant ‘mirror image’ visualization between different urban counter-places. My attempt is to establish a platform of possible discourses and dialogues between recognized places and ‘other places,’ so as to self-examine the value foundation and position of the environmental planning professional with regard to the self-righteous design intervention.
The study object is “Wo Long Road”, an existent heterotopias located at the edge of Taipei City and imbued with awkward conditions and restrictions in terms of landscape constitution. From the ambiguous dual identity of the writer, who was ever the “local” and becomes “the onlooker” and “the outsider” today because of moving to the rational city, the thesis re-envisions the “spectacles” and landscape ingredients of heterotopias as a counterpart of the modern city, and engages in deliberative dialectics and imaginative design intervention. It is further divided into the following four phases:
1. The establishment of “scenes”: Edited in a format of a landscape book, the presentation of field study and interviews becomes detectable scenes and unfolds many levels of landscape narratives and questioning often hidden behind the clues of local stories and landscape elements. This is also the first-step reading of the invisible landscape subconscious and context of Wo Long Road as site of heterotopias.
2. An environmental analysis based on the concept of “counter-”: The corresponding relationship between Wo Long Road and the city or the broader social context, and even the internal landscape differences of the hill-side squatter settlement of Wo Long Road are deliberately analyzed in respect of the “mirror image” reference. It is a grammatological analysis of trans-disciplinary and introspective intent.
3. The logic and methodological construction from “urban subconscious” to “counter-place”: Following Foucault’s conception and argument of heterotopias, the third phase further explores the psychoanalytical dimension of “urban subconscious” and the geographic imagination of “counter-place.” The re-interpretation of the site via a deeper understanding of the philosophical deliberation elicits an unorthodox and dialectical approach to spatial and landscape design
4. Design operations: The first set of design operations attempts to regard “counter-place” as the conceptual basis to carry out design experiment. This set of operations plays with the “spectacle” nature of local landscape and manipulates the interfaces between the visible landscapes and their mirrored undertones to accentuate the urban consciousness which is usually taken for granted or de-contextualized. The other set of operations adopts the approach of permeation to contextualize those invisible, disappeared, or suppressed urban subconscious by way of microscopic and “procedural/chronotopic” design intervention. Intended to be a sensitive tool for experimental environmental investigation, the permeation approach can also represent the internal meaning system of memory, emotion, intuition, and the lifeworld of the “genetic landscape.”