In its first year LSAAP comes into play mainly with two aspects: “spatial thinking” and “structural thinking” and monitories specially the last one. Concerning “spatial thinking” the question here is to improve the dimensional perception that can affect reading and design of spaces or ergonomics, working mainly with proprioception. Concerning “structural thinking”, the approach would be that if one is able to have awareness of his own movement and of the dynamic patterns of distribution of forces that happen in the skeleton (through proprioception and working with body image and body schema) this experience could be extrapolated to other structural systems. This aspect was studied during the 2016-17 course, monitoring 25 students of architecture participants in LSAAP and in parallel another two groups of control were followed. The results of the structural tests proposed showed that the laboratory students improved in 1,1 points their mark, meanwhile the other two groups remained the same.
You can read the whole report of the year in Rsaap: Report LSAAP 2016-17
Direction: Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez (PhD in architecture and teacher under training of the Feldenkrais Method)
Collaborator Teachers: Mariano Molina and Mª Concepción Pérez (Architectural Structures)
Guests and Advisors: Alba Aja, Esther García, Pedro Goucha, Chus Jiménez, Ana Mombiedro, Jaime Polanco and Kasia Salamon.
Collaborators: Isabel Daganzo and Inmaculada Torrero.
Collaborating Institutions: Faculties of Medicine and Architecture EPS San Pablo CEU University; Feldenkrais Institute Spain.
Participants: Mainly students of the EPS Faculty of Architecture, most of them of Diploma Thesis level (in the group also a few of 4º and 5º year and some graduates), in total in between 20 and 30 (25 as average).