On-tuición | Sergio de Miguel

Artis struisvogel leest krant van oppasser, 1951. Imagen de Noske, J.D. Anefo
Artis struisvogel leest krant van oppasser, 1951. Noske, J.D. Anefo

Our nature has provided an innate skill to us. The aptitude to use a type of deep, perceptive and inexplicable knowledge, for which we manage to understand and imagine realities without having to come to elaborated reasonings.

A luck of instantaneous creativity that, showing him independently from the acquired knowledge, shows secretly sometimes as a happy hunch and always as a spark of brilliancy. A surprising capacity of vision and response for which in an instinctive way they totalize and link all kinds of stimuli.

Our complex brain is not symmetrical. With his two formally equal sides, it acts with every hemisphere of a totally separated and complementary way. The left brain groups our rational force. It assumes and perfects the logical reasoning, the verbal language and the capacity of calculation.

It stores and relates information and concepts, is capable of understanding and, in an ostentation of efficiency, authorizes the expression. It makes possible, in sum, to live the world across the ideas. And in another side, in parallel, the right brain adopts an of integration attitude to conquer the complexity.

It centres on forming categories, on creating analogies, on evoking and combining all those images that come from the memory. At the time that it processes and involves in the thought the influence of our many sensations and emotions. From there the not verbal communication is caught and issues, there is cultivated the domain of the visual memory, there is elaborated the studding of the symbolic language. Preparing, with all this, the appearance and use of our more deep instincts.

We are simultaneously rational and irrational. Tidy and spontaneous. Planners and intuitive. Disciplined but free. And it is from the unified connection of our two brains where our more rewatching aptitude to imagine resides, creating and inventing.

We are immersed in a culture that rewards over everything the reason, our aptitude to establish relations between ideas by means of the orthodox accumulation of knowledge, in clear detriment of all that that supposes handling and proposing unsuspected successes, in opposition to all those intuitive actions that they are born of our subtler human condition.

In addition, too many times we are invited us to strengthen in deduces which is the only one and more correct response to every problem. That one that the one who holds the power wishes undiscreet to find over any decisive risk. The immediate consequence of dynamic these is a systematic restriction of the individual expansion, the generalization of an absurd disconnection with regard to the own aptitude to find alive answers. In numerous occasions, for the simple fact of differing from the automatisms commonly accepted, any not immediate option is rejected and there is imposed a systematic brake to our creative capacity.

If it is continued doing so many emphasis in the development of technologies and strategies centred only on the rational thing, and with sad assiduity there is sanctioned the active application of the intuition, the value of the effective surprises, our more valuable creative weapon will be destroyed and propositiva.

They invest excessive resources in forming a world full persons’ that they use scarcely the part more evident of his potential propositivo. When what is really necessary it is ensalzar to all those that are capable of breaking with the habits to reach new and more high levels of freedom. Of thinking and acting beyond the immediate and conventional thing.

There is true the maxim that it affirms that the wisdom of the human being is very over his intellect. It is necessary to transmit that the intuition beside being able to be learned, also, can and to must train. That such a mission needs to lose the visceral fear of a determined attitude of connection mistaking and being had by those intellectual processes in which nothing is decided, act with the expectation of which everything can be.

The intuitions are always skilful short-cuts activated by a decisive attention and intention, across which the brain decides more rapid and acertadamente. Fortuitous ways of resolution in which the touching thing is imposed to the reasonable thing, and the unexpected thing wins to the predictable thing.

Sergio de Miguel, PhD architect
Madrid, february 2016
Published in educational Group and of investigation for the architecture Grupo 4! of the ETSAM.

Sergio de Miguel García
Ph.D. Arquitectura, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, (ETSAM) 2016. M.A. Arquitectura, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, (ETSAM) 1990. Profesor en la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, (ETSAM) desde 1995.
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