Vision(s), Process and Intention. Place Appropriation. A Teaching Experience in the River Guadaira

  • Mercedes Pérez del PradoEmail author
Conference paper


The project begins with the vision”. Sensibility and reason. It is crucial to dive into the inner encounter of students with a place and its architecture, barely guiding them, allowing them to discover the importance of both the experience, and the need to reflect, having a complete awareness of it. Developing a tasteful way of reflecting. How to achieve this in a cultural—sometimes vain—context of stress and utility? Mesmerizing students with surprising, puzzling, rhythmic, enjoyable elements… favoring situations resulting in creative processes. We share this teaching experience of place appropriation in three acts: Discussion capture, analysis, and reinvention.


Vision Process and intention Place appropriation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Higher Technical School of ArchitectureUniversity of SevilleSevilleSpain

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