Hmmmm...... who am I ?
My understanding of the built environment is every element, thing, particle, event, etc. that makes up who we are and where we reside. The Universe is the ultimate PHENOMENA. It is unexplainable, remarkable, and for me supports my understanding of the built environment because like the universe my environment is made up of many different things. Those things may not necessarily be able to be explained, but they are present in time, they have limits, and they explain who I am.
I would like to start off my Blog by recalling the article by Kenneth E. Boulding. My knowledge of my built environment has supported who I am; therefore my image of the environment has supported and speculated my terms of the frameworks, clockworks, phenomena and oppositions of the space around me. Because of the knowledge that I have obtained in the Architecture program my explanation of how the built environment supports who I am may greatly differs from some one who knows or appreciates very little of their built environment. Phenomena has supported my environment because it has given reason to why I wake up in the bed I do, in Minneapolis, in the country I live. My knowledge of where my ancestors are from, why I was born here and not on the other side of the world, and the experiences of how I got to where I am today is all attributing to the framework of the knowledge and understanding of the built enviornment and therefore appreciation and understanding of my built environment. The Phenomena of my build environment also resembles the boundaries that I feel with in it. My knowledge of my environment has enabled me to configure an image of my environment; therefore being able to differentiate my feelings of comfort and emotion with the characteristics evident with in the time I spend with in my space. This also brings in the idea of phenomena as an individual and phenomena as a collaborative. This strongly reflects my idea of the built environment through the idea that collaborative â€śeventsâ€? enable my reaction to my environment, thus supporting my knowledge and image in comparison to the exploration of other built environments.