The foundational mith of the city. A vision from the Sacred Geometry
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Keywords

Sacred geometry
myth
poiesis
design
territory
interpretation
organization Geometría sagrada
mito
poiesis
diseño
territorio
interpretación
organización

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Bernal Rosales, O. J., & De Hoyos Martínez, J. E. (2014). The foundational mith of the city. A vision from the Sacred Geometry. Nova Scientia, 4(8), 90–109. https://doi.org/10.21640/ns.v4i8.169

Abstract

The activity of the design implies the significance of any created object or space delimited by the man; therefore, the design is always a cultural activity. But also it involves forms of organization and composition in the above mentioned objects and spaces that are a fundamental part in the daily life of the individuals and societies; the design is therefore, a process of human creation.

The word poiesis refers to this process of human creation, but also we can understand it as a form of organization or composition of all that is considered to be a part of the culture. From this term arises the root of the modern word poetry, which can be understood as “the correct and measured organization of the language”.

In these forms of creation and organization of the culture, from where the activity of the design is outlined, emerges the human need to assign meanings to all that that is product of his symbolic thought, being the symbolic dimension, which, according to Ernst Cassirer (2009) marks the difference between the nature of the human being from other alive beings; he is a symbolic animal because he constructs a world that separates him from his natural condition. The language constitutes the first form of organization from the above mentioned construction. Marta Zátonyi indicates:

When there is generated something that till then had not existed because it had not been named, the poetry arises. The myth arises. This myth is the creative thing, the revolutionary thing and it calls "mitopoiesis". It explains the inexplicable thing, names the unmentionable thing. It incorporates in the world of to know a new element and with it it generates the crisis of the structure. (2002: 163)

Mitopoiesis implies creation and organization from a symbolic reasoning. The function of the symbol consists in integrating the imagination and the reason in the creative process and therefore it constitutes the union between wisdom and the knowledge of man in the generation of the culture. For this motive the myth is considered as a form of knowledge that allows Revista Electrónica Nova Scientia, Nº 8 Vol. 4 (2), 2012. ISSN 2007 - 0705. pp: 90 - 109 - 92 - Bernal, O. Javier y Jesús Enrique De Hoyos rediscovering the reason and the imagination as the principal axes in the process of significance in the design, and also the interpretation of the universal and nature patterns, which have been represented from de Sacred Geometry in the symbolic organization of the territory.

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