The Journey to (No-)where — Constructing Place in a Space of Placelessness

Nov 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Evolution, Spatial concepts, Topics

Author

Petra Kempf Columbia University, New York City, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, E-Mail: pk114@columbia.edu

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Abstract English

We live in an interwoven world of temporal relations where our lives are embedded in a ceaseless process of unforeseeable changes. As we engage in this matrix of evolving links and interchanges, we continually reposition ourselves. This paper argues that place materializes not through the forces of a Vitruvian firmitas, but in a continuum of temporal relations, where place is to be found in the notion of moving points, animated by different forces that interact with one another.

Keywords

Place, Non-place, Space, Transit

Citation

Petra Kempf “The Journey to (No-)where — Constructing Place in a Space of Placelessness”, Journal of New Frontiers in Spatial Concepts, ISSN 1868-6648, vol. 1 (2009), 156 – 162, Article ID http://ejournal.uvka.de/spatialconcepts/archives/1003, Pages: 7

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