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ERIC Number: EJ982019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
Franz Kafka in the Design Studio: A Hermeneutic-Phenomenological Approach to Architectural Design Education
Hisarligil, Beyhan Bolak
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v31 n3 p256-264 Oct 2012
This article demonstrates the outcomes of taking a hermeneutic phenomenological approach to architectural design and discusses the potentials for imaginative reasoning in design education. This study tests the use of literature as a verbal form of art and design and the contribution it can make to imaginative design processes--which are all too often limited by physical constraints. It has been observed that a person reading a novel can choose to suspend their disbelief and become entangled in the events of the book--where they become involved with the art not only subjectively, but also as a form of play. In the words of Hans-Georg Gadamer: "understanding occurs in interpreting". This study asked design students to read three of Franz Kafka's books--"The Metamorphosis, The Trial and The Castle"--prior to designing a Franz Kafka museum. The students found themselves drawn into numerous worlds that they were compelled to play along with; and demonstrating the productive role that literature can play in studio design, the students were observed to reconstruct the text and authorial context as a spatio-temporal frame of reference, in this case a museum, and thus provide museum visitors with a Kafkaesque spatial experience of the narrative world in terms of design. (Contains 2 figures and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey