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Negoiated Stories in Public Space
Design for Diversity: Proceedings of the Thirty-sixth Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association
  • Lynn Paxson, Iowa State University
  • Joseph B. Juhasz, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Heidi Hohmann, Iowa State University
  • Ashley Kyber, Iowa State University
  • Clare Robinson, Iowa State University
Document Type
Abstract
Disciplines
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2005
Conference Title
36th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association
Conference Date
April 27–May 1, 2005
Geolocation
(49.2827291, -123.12073750000002)
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.
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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
Citation Information
Lynn 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
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lynn_paxson/14/