I do three rather different things, but being an integration freak I have managed to bring them together.
I do three rather different things, but being an integration freak I have managed to bring them together. I am a professor of sociology in architecture, and a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, a system of posture and movement that involves mind-body integration. I brought these three worlds together in writing The Chair: Rethinking Culture, Body and Design (WWNorton paperback 2000). I am an aesthetically minded soul who got interested in the power of social structure while at Reed College. I created the sociology of architecture in order to confirm the importance of aesthetics in social life. Initially, I was led to an interest in the body by severe scoliosis, but I have become an advocate of body consciousness because the body is an important path to spiritual development.