Novità in rubriche – Focus


By Rafael Sousa Santos


With this paper it is intended to address the perceptual aspect of representation, according to the following proposition: representation is the key of a privileged perception. Through the bibliographical review of a multidisciplinary set of authors – with particular focus on the work of Alberto Carneiro and Joaquim Vieira –, it is expected to verify the referred proposition according to three main subjects: first, perception-through-representation as a significant procedure to broaden and deepen the intelligibility of things; second, perception-through-representation as a form of knowledge based on conscious activity and the individual’s own sensitivity; and third, perception-through-representation as revelation and construction of the individual.


Rafael Sousa Santos (Portugal, 1991) graduated in Architecture by the University of Beira Interior (DECA-UBI), Portugal (2013). Has his master’s in Architecture by University of Porto (FAUP), Portugal (2016), where he participates as intern in the Center for Studies of the Faculty of Architecture (CEFA). Currently he is a Ph.D. candidate in Architecture at FAUP (with supervisors from FAUP, Politecnico di Milano and Aahrus University). He has also collaborated in the curricular units of Urban Economy and Urbanistics 2 of Integrated Master’s in Architecture (MIARQ) at FAUP (since 2017).

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