Research on ambiances and atmospheres has grown significantly in recent years in a range of disciplines, including Francophone architecture and urban studies, German research related to philosophy and aesthetics, and a growing range of Anglophone research on affective atmospheres within human geography and sociology.
This series offers a forum for research that engages with questions around ambiances and atmospheres in exploring their significances in understanding social life. Each book in the series advances some combination of theoretical understandings, practical knowledges and methodological approaches. More specifically, a range of key questions which contributions to the series seek to address includes:
Shanti Sumartojo, Sarah Pink
June 23, 2018
Atmosphere has become a central concept for researchers and practitioners across the social sciences, arts and design, seeking to understand our experience of the world. This book advances theory and practice in this field through an exploration of the methodologies through which atmospheres are...
Gernot Böhme, Jean-Paul Thibaud
September 19, 2016
Interest in sensory atmospheres and architectural and urban ambiances has been growing for over 30 years. A key figure in this field is acclaimed German philosopher Gernot Böhme whose influential conception of what atmospheres are and how they function has been only partially available to the...