A First Approach to Intergenerational Aesthetics: Theoretical Stakes, Practical Examples, and Future Research Avenues

Remei Capdevila-Werning, Sanna Lehtinen

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    Abstract

    Intergenerational aesthetics centers in the study of aesthetic values and aesthetic choices taking into account the aesthetic appreciation of future generations. Acknowledging a temporal dependency between the present and the future in aesthetics offers a new perspective to explore aesthetic values, perception, and judgments as well as practical aesthetic decisions. This essay discusses the main concerns of intergenerational aesthetics, including its theoretical stakes, its disciplinary and interdisciplinary influences, its normative aspect, and the role of intergenerational thinking in theory and practice. It focuses on aesthetic issues of our surroundings, as they relate to current concerns regarding sustainability and the environment. Through a specific example, it illustrates the importance of introducing intergenerational considerations to our current aesthetic practices. It ends by proposing a series of potential avenues of research in the field.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventEuropean Society for Aesthetics Conference - Online, Tallinn, Estonia
    Duration: 21 Jun 202123 Jun 2021
    https://www.eurosa.org/conferences/esa-conference-2020-2021-tallinn-estonia-online/

    Conference

    ConferenceEuropean Society for Aesthetics Conference
    Abbreviated titleESA
    Country/TerritoryEstonia
    CityTallinn
    Period21/06/202123/06/2021
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