Inside the round of meetings Empathy of Spaces, opened last year to investigate the complex and fascinating relationship between Architecture and Neuroscience, Lombardini22 in Milan presented the new book “Nesting”. Body, dwelling, mind” by architect Sarah Robinson, published in Italy by Safarà Editore, with a preface by Juhani Pallasmaa.
“Nesting”, is an intense philosophical, architectural and scientific study on the path traced by neuroscience, dedicated to the profound bound that exists in between buildings and emotions, memories and places, in which architecture reveals itself as the silent and pervasive companion of the emotional life of each of us.
«Our habitat protects our vulnerability, shelters, feeds and sustains our dreams. – explains Sarah Robinson- This need, engraved as it is in our circuitry, is the deeper dimension of dwelling. Truly housing ourselves both expresses and responds to this longing for nest and shell. “Only if we are capable of dwelling, only then can we build”, wrote Heidegger.
If we close our eyes, take a deep breath, and summon meaningful memories, we quickly notice that they are tied to a specific place. The place evokes a network of sensations, the warmth of sunlight on your skin, the smell of your love, the sound of her voice. Architecture, through its unique means, creates a harbor for these ephemeral, tangible things».