Negoiated Stories in Public SpaceDesign for Diversity: Proceedings of the Thirty-sixth Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association
Publication VersionPublished Version
Conference Title36th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association
Conference DateApril 27–May 1, 2005
AbstractDesign 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.
Copyright OwnerEnvironmental Design Research Association
Citation InformationLynn Paxson, Joseph B. Juhasz, Heidi Hohmann, Ashley Kyber, et al.. "Negoiated Stories in Public Space" Vancouver, BC, CanadaDesign for Diversity: Proceedings of the Thirty-sixth Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association (2005) p. 286 - 288
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