Ferrier Marchetti Sensual City Studio
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    The Sensual City path

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    The climate

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    Built landscapes

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    On the waterside

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    In the sky

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    Movement and balance

    The advent of modernity kick started a movement in the city that has not slowed down since. Everything is in a state of constant movement and seems to have accelerated since the 1970s with travel being faster and distances covered greater. The pace of life has also changed, considerably increasing travel movements made within a given time frame.
    But while we travel faster from point A to point B, experience has shown us that we have simultaneously created impoverished spaces. Little is seen of the urban landscape we travel through and this is due to the increased speed which renders our relationship to space particularly abstract. As our speed accelerates, we spend proportionally less time in any one place.
    Should we slow down? Should we return to green forms of transport, such as walking and cycling? It is possible that, in the future, our journeys will be more based on choice, on agreed speeds. This is because mobility is a matter of perception. The means of transport shape and modify our perception of urban space. A same setting is appreciated quite differently depending on whether the person is walking, cycling, driving or taking the tram.
    In establishing our relationship to the city, it is necessary to find a mobility that gives a fresh point of view through movement, permits a dynamic perception of volumes and spaces and, as such, sharpens our visual sense. But this type of mobility with its raised awareness also participates in our thinking concerning the aesthetic principles governing the creation of infrastructures, establishing a structured visual order, coherent visual sequences and a clear readability of the landscape.

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         Urban moves

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        Second screen: Static close-up shot filmed at ground level.
        Exterior │ Day │ choice of city.
        Beginning of the loop. Cyclists pedal by at top speed. Close-up shot of their feet of they fly by: a pair of fashionable trainers, a pair of high-heeled shoes, children’s feet, well-polished town shoes. A crowd of pedestrians cross a Parisian street. Skateboarders rush by on their boards at full speed and then come to a screeching halt.
        – Black –

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    The materiality of cities

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