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.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2021|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||European Society for Aesthetics Conference - Online, Tallinn, Estonia|
Duration: 21 Jun 2021 → 23 Jun 2021
|Conference||European Society for Aesthetics Conference|
|Period||21/06/2021 → 23/06/2021|