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The Infra-ordinary 

Espen Lunde Nielsen and Claus Peder Pedersen, Aarhus School of Architecture

This break-out session explores the concept of The Infraordinary – a term coined by Georges Perec to describe the ordinary and habitual – in relation to the urban and build environment. The session addresses the spaces and places that facilitates our everyday existence and coexistence with the city - often being worn invisible by use, thereby not given due attention; most of us climb stairways, move through streets, pass the local kiosk on a daily basis in a sort of spatial anaesthesia.

The main focus evolve around the following questions: What qualities does these spaces have, as integrated parts of the urban body, related to co-existence in real-time and depositions over time? How can critical spatial practices and artistic cross-fertilisations assist to examine and unfold the understanding of these spaces? 

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