We have been digging into the world of Arakawa and Gins. This is an glossary (in progress) of some of the basic vocabulary of them:
Landing sites –
Were nothing being apportioned out, no world could form. What is being apportioned out, no one is able to say. That which is being apportioned out is in the process of landing.
— Arakawa and Madeline Gins
You may say it is where you “land” – what draws your interest and shapes your understanding in a space. The cluster that makes it “meaningful”, “interesting”, “graspable”, etc. It is more than a perspective. They make you present and able to grasp the world.
You look at a forest and you see a forest. Then a tree choses you, or you chose the tree. And you are drawn towards this.
Perceptual landing sites
Imaging landing sites
An imaging landing site it that what gives you an idea about that site.
An inuition. What beeing in/with the site evokes.
Dimensionalising landing sites
Dimentionaling landig sites = mapping.
A dimensionalizing landing site combines the qualities of the perceptual landing site and imaging landing site, and in so doing, simultaneously ranges narrowly/tightly and widely/diffusely.
Something that engineers depth and dimension.
Architectural body –
A body that manages to produce
– the body proper.
Organising of space and time. Coordinating logic.