Studying place


I’m still working on Kim Dovey‘s Framing Places. He writes:

“Place experience is infused with a range of dialectic tensions – vertical/horizontal; inside/outside; local/global; and appropriation/expropriation. And understandings of place require that we reconcile theories of action and representation, program and text.” (p.4)

“The design of built form is intrinsically hinged to issues of power precisely because it is the imagination and negotiation of future worlds. The invention of the future will always be contentious and places will always mediate power relations.” (p.6)

Ref: (emphases in blue bold, mine) Kim Dovey (1999) Framing Places: Mediating power in built form. Routledge: London and New York.


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