Artists of Place

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2584576096_4752e80053According to cultural geographer Joël Bonnemaison, “(A)ll geographical environments are anthropomorphized to a smaller or greater extent.”  As humans, we inherently impress a cultural landscape upon the places that we live.  In other words, we subjectively imbue any space we live within with meaning.  As cultural geographer Tuan states, “What begins as undifferentiated space becomes place as we get to know it better and endow it with value.”

Through this impressing of a cultural landscape, we begin to restructure the very places we live by the actions we make and the artifacts we create.  Every artifact we create in place helps to inform the place and its structuring of relationships.  In this sense, we, as humans, are all co-participants in the creation and recreation of place. (more…)

1 Comment

  1. elias

    9 years ago

    great article nicholas !! … thank you !!

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