The notion of place is most often tied to a location or environment. It is also defined by the ephemeral nature of memory, history, and social interaction.
How do you define place?
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Since places are arguably created by our feelings about them, or about the qualities and things present within them, one person’s place can be another person’s non-place. Take, for instance, driving on the highway: for me, much of the highway is simply physical space to pass through, so for me it’s practically a non-space, whereas for Anna, it might be a place of its own, complete with anecdotes, memories and emotional connections.
Our collective values also form a template for placehood such that even places that lie forgotten or undiscovered by humans can easily be termed places even without us knowing where they are, as per the collective sentiment, to which Anna refers, which is so instrumental in making a place a place.
Tuesday, June 15 at 1:20pm
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