Le paysage, espace sensible, espace public


The Landscape: Sensitive Space, Public Space

The reflections on landscape flourished in the past few years and this shows in an increasing diversity of theories that this article first tries to grasp. Second, the article aims at exploring a new direction of research in landscape theory: the sensitive or poly-sensory approach to landscape that is envisaged as an alternative to classic theories, either visual or representational. This sensitive approach to landscape is then correlated with contemporary analyses of public space considered to be, following Richard Sennett, both political and a space for sensibility. Two examples (the street, the square) are studied from this perspective.

Keywords: landscape, space, public space, sensitive space, street, square

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