Heat, coldness, dryness, wetness/humidity, light, darkness, wind and calmness are all climatic qualities of the human environment. Our psychological perception is influenced by subjective factors like memory, experience, preference etc. making the perception of places a highly individual matter. In this workshop we want to explore which climatic qualities are being experienced in Dale and we want to create personal visualizations of specific climatic qualities by single use cameras. The result of the day is situated and individual observations making a sketch like description of which climatic qualities are being experienced in Dale. This information is put on the blog as well as samples of the individual visualizations of specific qualities. The aim is to raise reflections and further social exchange. It is a qualitative perspective which can be developed further by including more people and more places. As an example it is interesting to reflect upon whether a group of women would experience the same qualities as the men did, that is – whether a gender difference exist in perceiving and evaluating climatic qualities.

Sensing-Dale-identifying-climatic-qualitiesInstant cameras for different climatic qualities / warm, cold, humid, dry, open, closed, windy, calm, bright or / and dark

Sensing-Dale-identifying-climatic-qualities-day2-2From the left: Liv Sandsund, Nils Nitter, Åshild Stav, Asbjørn Eikerol and Torodd Fagerheim

Sensing-Dale-identifying-climatic-qualities-day2Olav M. Hovland and Liv Sandsund

Sensing-Dale-identifying-climatic-qualities-day2-3Place Nr. 8 Church Warm, humid, windy, calm, bright, open, closed

Sensing-Dale-identifying-climatic-qualities-day2-4Place Nr. 10 Bridge Cold, humid, windy, bright, open

map_center only_A3Climatic spots in Dale / Dale in Sunnfjord overview map 2010

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