|engl. Beschreibung/ Kurzkommentar
Physiognomics II: Sketches and Case studies
In the 19th century, physiognomy becomes more and more ecological: its object is not only the deciphering of bodily surfaces, but the description of dynamic urban milieus. Physiognomic sketches explore human environments: living spaces as well as habits. At the same time, they become the basis for a new ”physiognomy of objects”. The seminar (Physiognomics II) investigates these transformations of the ›physiognomic field‹. It confronts the theoretical positions (from Physiognomics I) with concrete media historical case studies and deepens the focus on cultural techniques, to tackle the question of the conditions of possibility of physiognomic knowledge and its implications.