Participants were asked to create a route from A to B. Each participant has his/her own start and end point. Thus, the points were in the distance of each other, that is why the network of the intermediate points was created.


There was set a rule to move only straight. While participants were moving straight, they were observing a chosen place of the space or objects. It was significant to extend casual seeing habits. Therefore, participants were introduced to some techniques: peripheral observation while moving and focusing to a stable/steady point, de/unfocused observation, etc. All the observed data and the network of movement were marked on a plan of the CAC.

Movement data

The task was presented as a detective game. On the side of the paper there were associative places written, such as laboratory, market, greenhouse, library, church and so on, which might have a reflection on participants’ experience which has already been collected. Also, they were free to write down any other atmospheric associations they might have had. The task was to find an evidence - material, sound, visual which would provide/confirm such an emotional atmosphere.

Perception data

Auditory data

Participants were asked to repeat the same route and choose an intermediate point where it was required to listen to the sound around. Again a few techniques were introduced how to listen. Participants marked on a plan what specifics of the sounds are: which materials or friction of the materials create the sound, and if it is a constant or short-term sound, a high or low sound, what emotions it causes. In the second part of the task it was significant to mark how many sounds they hear from the standing point, and from which direction it comes. In the third part participants were asked to walk around and mark a territory of all the sounds they hear from the standing point. For instance, you hear three sounds: two different TV and some noise of the artistic installation. So, you need to understand a territory where you still hear all these sounds and where one of the sounds starts to disappear. When you observe that there is an invisible boundary of the sound room, then you mark it on the plan.


Participants were asked to observe materials at the intermediate points of the space they chose and point it on the plan. On the side of the paper they had a scale which helped to describe the characteristics of the materials. For instance, there is a scale matt-glossy, so you have to mark how much glossy or matt the material is. Or a soft-hard scale, which marks how soft the material is and so on. It is also worthwhile to mention that there were three types of material observation. The first was to observe by touching, the second one was to observe by seeing (so, here is the situation when participants commence to challenge their imagination).

Tactilic data

Visual data

This task was called archeology of imagination. Each participant was provided with a mirror. The mirror is the tool which opens knowledge which is always by our nose but we tend not to see it. For instance, in the academic drawing we usually take a step back to see if the whole picture looks good but another way to look at the drawing is by holding a mirror and look through it. Then we see a reversed view, and the mistakes appear in a very obvious manner. Thus, I saw that a mirror here could help to see pure and primitive forms and figures which usually are not seen. Again, the observation was challenging. The idea was to see something like portals between the forms. [image] Participants were asked to find a vertex which could be connected with the figures. Like we connect stars with the meaningful constellation. All that information was marked on a plan.