Low-tech - Freedom, Creativity & Love: Translating Erich Fromm’s Psychoanalysis into Analyses of Architecture

Kolakowski, Marcin (2021) Low-tech - Freedom, Creativity & Love: Translating Erich Fromm’s Psychoanalysis into Analyses of Architecture. UOU Scientific Journal, 1 (1). pp. 114-131. ISSN 2697-1518

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.14198/UOU.2021.1.10

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Abstract

This paper proposes a framework based on the school of ‘positive psychology’ and in particular on the unappreciated father of the Frankfurt School and critical theory – Erich Fromm who worked all his life on his comprehensive ‘theory of needs’. This paper proposes translating the concepts of this theory into architectural analyses and narrative. The analysis of low-tech movement will serve as an example illustrating how the lens of Erich Fromm’s theory allows a better understanding of this phenomenon. The objective of this paper is to propose a new definition and narrative of the low-tech movement which will be based on a psychological framework.

Keywords:low-tech movement, Erich Fromm, biophilia and necrophilia in architecture, freedom and creativity in architecture, low-tech, Critical theory, Natural Architecture, straw bale, Earth Architecture
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V540 Social Philosophy
L Social studies > L370 Social Theory
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K190 Architecture not elsewhere classified
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment
ID Code:46618
Deposited On:13 Oct 2021 12:09

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