Does ASMR translate to public spaces?

“However, if the cultural movement and the creative field is little over a decade old, the thing itself is ancient,” says guest curator James Taylor-Foster, who works at Swedish institution ArkDes as its curator of architecture and design. “The thing itself is almost primeval. It speaks to softness, it speaks to intimacy, it speaks to slowness and gentleness, and these are, I think, all core things we’re looking for in our own individual ways, one way or another. So the way I like to position it is ASMR is this very human thing, which over the last decade has been transformed, almost out of nowhere, as a child of the internet into a movement that now [is] a site of imagination, a creative field, that’s still growing.”
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In 2010, Jennifer L. Allen finally coined a term for the sensation that people have long experienced but rarely been able to sum up: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. It takes many forms, from spine-tingling enjoyment to a state of deep calm, and can be triggered by any of our senses.

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