- Created by: lily.gavin
- Created on: 24-01-20 09:20
Defining Space and Place
- Space is different than place.
- Space exists between places and does not have the meaning places do.
- Yi Fu Tuan (1977)- "space is given by the ability to move, space implies freedom"
- " a place comes into existance when humans give meaning to a part of the larger, undifferentiated space"
- "when space feels thoroughly familiar to us, it becomes a place. Place is a type of object. Places and objects define space".
- Places have objective and subjective meanings.
- Objective- can be verified by a fixed location (it can be plotted on a map)
- Subjective- based on a point of view
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How and why people perceive places in different wa
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- places gain more meaning the longer you stay there
- different needs for young and old
- built environment perception changes with age (mobility)
- e.g OWCH (old women's co-housing community), a group of women over fifty who have created our own community in a new, purpose-built block of flats in North London. As an alternative to living alone, we have friendly, helpful neighbours.
- many people move through a lifecycle where they live.
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- e.g Iran has barred female spectators from football and other stadiums for around 40 years. Fifa threatened to suspend the Islamic republic over its controversial male-only policy. Women are now allowed into the stadium, with restrictions.
- past perceptions/photographs etc of sporting events overwhelmingly male.
- safety has an impact on people's mental maps
- e.g women may not walk through city centre at night
- architects are a player in new developments.
- Many are white, young males. Fewer than 1/10 is black, asian or minority-ethnic.
- less than a third of UK qualified architects are women
- this all plays a part in mental maps (alley ways, accessibility for wheelchairs and pushchairs etc).
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- differing acceptance of LGBTQ+ in different countries/places
jurisdictions (the official power to make legal decisions and judgements) criminalise private, consensual, same-sex sexual activity. Almost half are commonwealth.
- Manchester gay village welcome LGBTQ+ (clubs bars etc)
- If people feel safe in an area they may be drawn to there
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- add meaning OR create conflict
- e.g- uluru- tourist attraction to some, sacred to indigenous Australians and is thought to have started forming around 550 million years ago.
- e.g- ugyhur musims regected and mistreated in china.
- e.g- conflict (israelis and palestinians conflict over jerusalem, began mid 20th century)
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- our role effects our behaviour and perception in certain places
- people can feel included or excluded
- e.g gated communities
- socio- economic role
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Emotional attachment/social experiences
- strong emotional attachment of football fans to their team's stadium
- Diaspora- group of people with similar heritage or homeland that have settled elsewhere
- long term attachment based on memories
- people can be attatched to a homeland that has no geographical or political base.
- e.g Kurds
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- a distincitve group/community that are united through race, culture and langauge
- indigenous people of Mesopotamian plains (mostly Iraq)
- they have been repeatedly dispursed after western powers promised them their own homeland after WW1.
- Kurds have been restricted from their languagel, identity and costume.
- they are still a community working towards having their own homeland 'Kurdistan'
- historically opressed without a state
- want peace and co-existance
- dispursed after promised homeland
- they want a stable country to live in
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