I am just starting my dissertation for my fourth year and have chosen to do something in and around psychogeography- effects of architecture on the psych'. I'm just wondering if any of you could give me you opinions on this topic? or any examples anyone would recommend i talk about?
any information would be the up most of help.
Thank you in advance.
Sayontani, I am not sure "psycho-geo-graphy" means `the effect of architecture on the Psyche` because "geo" refers to the Earth.
What about using "psychomorphology"? or should that be "morphopsychology"?
Frank John Snelling
@Frank: Yes. YOu are right. these two are different topics but somehow related. one is more like the effect of urban landscape on the psyche while the other involves effect of artificial forms on the psyche. However, the topic of architecture and psyche involves many branches, one of them being enviornmental effects. I am still unsure about what I am aiming for. what my hypothesis should be.Have you any information or advice at all. Suggestions would be nice too! :) Thanks!
Sayontani, the effect of architecture upon the psyche is mainly visual, although given that vision is simply part of the spectrum, then some of the effect is audio-vibratory because human senses pick up on the variation and quality of sound within spaces.
Such perception is then filtered through the cognitive reality created by human language and culture and produces either aesthetic or unaesthetic reactions.