סמינר מחלקתי בגאוגרפיה וסביבת האדם: Non-Representational Theories and the Urban Environment: The Constitution of an Airport’s Planning Process on the Ground
ד"ר מור שילון, המחלקה למנהל עסקים, אוניברסיטת בן-גוריון
A growing body of interdisciplinary work is interested in affects and affective atmospheres to address non-representational experience of urban environments. A particular interest with sound and its apprehension has occupied this burgeoning literature. Rather than a stagnant object to be represented, researchers are now tracing sound as an affect by exploring sensory accounts of sound and their influences over actions. The paper addresses the substantial participation of affective relations between bodies and sound in the ‘Ben Gurion International Airport 2000’ planning project. It demonstrates how forms of affectivity and enactments of aircraft noise can shape planning processes and outcomes on the ground. Ethnographic examinations provide the methodological foundation for the paper. However, in order to break through the boundaries of in-depth interviews as a representational tool, interviews were used as a tool for the interviewer and the informant to share and atmosphere and experience aircraft noise together. The paper engages novel conceptualizations from the discipline of human geography with queries of urban studies regarding contemporary planning processes and the ways to address them. It contributes to the burgeoning scholarship that studies the ‘non-representational’ by providing empirical accounts of affective relations as constituting a planning process on the ground. While there are many ways to engage with planning processes, the paper concludes that affective relations are another – essential – way of doing so.
מרכזת הסמינר: ד"ר טלי חתוקה