Sensing Tranquility

Sensing Tranquility. Spaces for Tranquility – an Atmospheric Approach.” is the title of my Master’s thesis in Urban Studies, finished in February 2019. Continuing the thoughts that began in the blog Situating Serenity, I strived towards deeper and new ways to approach tranquility in the city. By using the concept of atmosphere as a method, I documented my own observations and connected them to contemporary cultural discourses about tranquility. How can these phenomena be captured in experience and how are they talked about? By using an autoethnographic approach to the capturing of subjective atmospherical perception, my first attempts to answer this question point towards a significant affective impact of the public-private design for productivity on the ability to rest.