The Genius of Place

Outline of an Aesthetic Topology

Jens Badura

«Genius loci» is a phenomenon likewise popular and contested. Here, «genius loci» is caracterized as a medium for aesthetic correspondence between humans and their environment. In the lecture, this correspondence has been further explored and conceptualized. The working thesis was, that a substantial ability to correspond to the genius loci of a place is a condition of «being at home» (dwelling) in the world.

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Jens Badura is a philosopher. His research focusses on transdisciplinary cultural theory and aesthetics. He teaches at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and is currently also Senior Fellow at the “Institute Cultures of the Alps” (Altdorf/University of Lucerne). In addition, he works as a strategic consultant and concept developer in the field of tension between art, culture and creative industries.