Sensory hierarchies past/present

Following from the earlier point that the ways senses are given meaning and value is socially, culturally and historically dependent we suggest to be aware of the sensory hierarchies that are constructed through particular designs, practices and policies of urban redevelopment. Questions that need to be asked is: which and whose sense predominates in a place? For what purpose? What are the moral codes associated to particular places – do they overlap with particular sensory regimes? Which social group has most control over the use of space and therefore the predominant sensescape?

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