Welcome to Singularum
Singularum operates on the premise that every facet of life yields transformative aesthetic encounters. It provides an independent venue for theorizing, transmitting, and staging these encounters. Its strategic aim is to exhibit thinking born at the interface of aesthetics & pedagogy.
The prestige of Alphonso Lingis as a translator, and his very personal philosophical voice, may explain why the philosophical community has not yet recognized the radical reorientation of phenomenology that has taken shape under Lingis’s pen for the last twenty years. Our hope is that by dedicating our first issue of Singularum to his invention of another phenomenology, this oversight may be corrected, and a new appreciation or education of the senses can get underway. We imagine this issue provoking, at last, attempts to understand Lingis’s difference in phenomenology, and the difference his phenomenology of levels makes to our appreciation of aesthetics, education, ethics, ontology, and perception.
Our next issue will focus on the work of Arakawa and Gins. "Through inventing, funding, and assembling works of procedural architecture, Reversible Destiny Foundation presents an open challenge to our species to reinvent itself and desist from foreclosing on any possibility. Reversibly Destiny Foundation envisions a world in which architecture is fully aligned with the body. Arakawa and Gins, the foundation’s directors, invite practitioners from a wide-range of disciplines, including but not limited to: experimental biology, neuroscience, quantum physics, experimental phenomenology, and medicine to contribute information to, or to do research for, each of their architectural projects."