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About Carsten Friberg

PhD. Trained in philosophy I have held different positions at Aalborg University (associate professor), Aarhus School of Architecture (assistant professor), Copenhagen University and University of Southern Denmark (external lecturer). Currently I am an independent scholar working as teacher and external examinator appointed by the ministery of research, and in different collaborations with artists. I organise research projects and events, since 2016 in particular in the network ‘Appearances of the Political‘.

Site-specific Perception. Philosophical reflections on the impact of environment on perception

The question raised here is about the differences in perception between people due to different environmental backgrounds. The assumption is that we learn to perceive and that the environment is essential for this learning. This is discussed by taking a classical philosophical view on perception from Leibniz and Baumgarten’s aesthetics, recently revived in the concept of atmosphere, as proposed by Gernot Böhme. The conclusion points to questions of the consequences of the environment for our perception as well as to the importance of aesthetic education in training perception.

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