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The Cabinet of [Atmospheric] Curiosities. A journey in search of the origins and logic of atmospheric practice

Wieczorek, I. (2021) The Cabinet of [Atmospheric] Curiosities. A journey in search of the origins and logic of atmospheric practice. In: Skandarajah, S. and Badenoch, K. (eds.) Cartographies of the Imagination. Cartographies of the Imagination, London, pp. 42-45. ISBN 9781527283862

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This publication accompanied the exhibition and forum 'Cartographies of the Imagination' held at OmVed Gardens in London in July 2021. My display, 'The Cabinet of [Atmospheric] Curiosities' was conceived as a tool for charting multiple ways in which spatial atmospheres have been theorised and materialised, illustrating a rarely discussed history of atmospheric practice. Drawing from the fascination with curiosities cabinets—historically seen as a means of classifying and communicating knowledge through a collection of disparate artefacts—the display combined words, drawings, models, images, and objects, which constituted an assemblage of both material and discursive traces, revealing new and, at times, unexpected relationships between works written, built, or imagined in the past and the contemporary theories of atmosphere.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Science > School of the Built Environment > Architecture
ID Code:100872
Uncontrolled Keywords:architecture, cartography, drawing, model-making, spatial atmosphere,
Publisher:Cartographies of the Imagination


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