[ISEA2023] Paper: Yann Blanchi — 4E cognition for symbiotic architecture?


Short Paper.Theme Architectures – Territoires Subtheme Symbiotic Individuations

With the aim of reconnecting humans to their milieu, we propose a conceptual tool to think of architectural apparatuses as actors within a continuum composed of both artificial and natural agents. For this we look at the cognitive sciences and particularly the 4E cognitive (embodied, embedded, enactive, and extended). We use examples from contemporary architecture to test our hypothesis and thus attempt to define what symbiotic architecture could be.

  • Yann Blanchi has a doctorate in architecture from the University of Paris Cité. His research systemically questions the human-architecture-environment triad in the era of the paradigm of cooperation between the natural and the artificial. It crosses the field of architecture with life sciences and information sciences. [Google Translate from French]