Reaching down to emotions through intimate performance between materials and the body

Alicia Velazquez

The experience of materiality and how it directly connects with the (my) body has slowly grown in my architectural design practice, towards an embodied position where, together with the materials, I act as performer.
Through design and performance of body-material experiences and with a post-humanistic approach, my research focuses in the interfacial and intimate inhabitation of that space in between human and non-human, with the intention of understanding the emotional affordances that emerge when the two bodies intimately connect.