Ogród sensoryczny jako miejsce afektywnej współegzystencji podmiotów ludzkich i nie-ludzkich w mieście

Halina Łapińska,

Joanna Łapińska


The article analyzes the idea of ​​a sensory garden as a place of symbiotic affective coexistence of human and non-human subjects in urban space, based on the concept presented in the study of green areas belonging to the “Zachęta” Housing Cooperative in Bialystok prepared in 2018 by a team from the Bialystok University of Technology. The article tries to answer the question of how the sensory garden becomes a space inviting to build affective connections between the entities that co-create it, and whether this reveals its potential leading to the blurring the boundaries between oppositional categories of “nature” – “culture”, “subject” – “object”.

The authors note that the concepts of critical posthumanism appreciating the affective relationships between human and non-human actors, as well as non-humans going beyond the functional framework created by human, resonate in the idea of the sensory garden presented in the study. The sensory garden becomes a productivity sphere appreciating the value of the multi-sensory experience of the world, in which humans and non-humans find countless, often non-obvious ways of interacting with each other.

Słowa kluczowe: human sensorium, multisensory experience, natureculture, non-human subjects, plants as companion species, critical posthumanism, affect studies

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