Space vs. Place 12/4/2012 1:37:00 PM
“Space is like sex …it’s there but we don’t talk about it”
– TT kaken ffor grantt ded, bbecause we lilive iin itit.
– Fish probably don’t spend their days thinking about what
Space = nowhere
Merely Merely aa physical physical and/or and/or geographical geographical
location. location. Space Space
is inauthentic, generic.
Place = somewhere emotionally and personally RELATIONAL.
significant; a place of authenticity
Theorizing what “place” is:
• “Place is humanized space” (Yi‐ Fu Tuan).
• “Place has to be one of the most multi‐ layered and multi‐ purpose words
in our language” (Harvey, 1993 p.4).
• “Place” is