Thinking Spatially & beyond
In this digital age, we are more and more able to go about life without connecting with the space we inhabit. Through sensory mapping, you are forced to pay attention to the world and all that it has to give. Spatial literacy is your ability to understand and interpret the texture, forms, shapes, and colors of your surroundings and use that information to solve problems. Not only are you taking in the information of the place, but you are also having to communicate that on your map. How do you translate aural information into a visual representation? By switching between several different modes of thinking, you can exercise your curiosity to the fullest extent.
Although we often rely heavily on sight when moving around the world, there are other senses that we can use to take in our surroundings. By tapping into all of your senses, you can have a more holistic experience of the world and find something interesting where before there was the only insignificance. Instead of letting the world drift by, unnoticed, find a deeper connection with your surroundings through multisensory perception.
In addition to smell, sight, taste, touch, and hearing, there are two more senses that we can use, proprioception and wonder. Proprioception is the awareness of your own body, where it is, and how it moves. By moving around and exploring the place you will be mapping, you will pay attention to how your body moves within it. The final sense that you will be using is wonder. What thoughts and curiosities does the place bring to mind?