Campus Units

Architecture, Landscape Architecture

Document Type

Abstract

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2005

Journal or Book Title

Design for Diversity: Proceedings of the Thirty-sixth Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association

First Page

286

Last Page

288

Conference Title

36th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association

Conference Date

April 27–May 1, 2005

City

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Abstract

Design professionals and environmental social scientists understand the human modified environment as a material production of cultures. As a result, we also support the idea of spaces as communicative. The contextually defined relations between objects, places, and people communicate the values, decisions, and choices made throughout a broadly defined process of placemaking. Places have meanings, they tell stories. Thus "narrating" is one aspect or part of deCerteau's conception of spatial practices (de Certeau, 1984, xiv). Yet because values differ, the same place may tell different stories to different people.

Comments

This abstract is from Design for Diversity: Proceedings of the Thirty-sixth Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association, ed. Habib Chaudhury (Edmond, OK: Environmental Design Research Association, 2005). Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Environmental Design Research Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Architecture Commons

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