As we reflect on this 2020-21 season of disruption, of recalibration, of pausing, we see the many gaps that have been revealed in our communal fabric. Whether these gaps be social, environmental, personal, racial, economic, we understand better that centered individuals can better navigate life's often rocky terrain. Working in collaboration this past year, the School of Architecture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and The Centering Center have designed a model to support a physical pathway to individual and social centering.
The Center's journey begins as an architectural cosmology, by welcoming visitors through a woven entryway, bringing them to a social space for communal exploration enveloped by a dome that invites in a play of light and shadows. Adjacent to this central social space are options for each visitor to explore individually. They can journey internally into the inductive room by lying on their backs peacefully gazing into the sky; explore a sensory feeling of resonance in the sound space; wander barefoot through a labyrinth connecting toself and environment. After pausing in this space of internal and social reflection, they can venture out into the surrounding natural environment.
Welcome to our Centering Center,
Marcos Lutyens and Cynthia Campoy Brophy
The Centering Center