Invisible Places, Sounding Cities: Sound, Urbanism and Sense of Place (2014)

11 November 2016, dusan

“Our proposal is to increase awareness of the importance of our local and global soundscapes and our role in their experience and design. As listeners, we are also responsible for the shape and beauty of our own soundscape. Therefore, we must open our ears.”

Proceedings from the symposium and exhibition created as part of the 4th edition of Jardins Efémeros (Ephemeral Gardens) festival in Viseu, Portugal, and consisting of 54 paper presentations, 11 artist talks and 54 audioworks.

Edited by Raquel Castro and Miguel Carvalhais
Publisher Jardins Efémeros, Viseu
ISBN 9789897460487
808 pages

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Doreen Massey: For Space (2005)

5 October 2013, dusan

“In this book, Doreen Massey makes an impassioned argument for revitalising our imagination of space. She takes on some well-established assumptions from philosophy, and some familiar ways of characterising the twenty-first century world, and shows how they restrain our understanding of both the challenge and the potential of space.

The way we think about space matters. It inflects our understandings of the world, our attitudes to others, our politics. It affects, for instance, the way we understand globalisation, the way we approach cities, the way we develop, and practice, a sense of place. If time is the dimension of change then space is the dimension of the social: the contemporaneous co-existence of others. That is its challenge, and one that has been persistently evaded. For Space pursues its argument through philosophical and theoretical engagement, and through telling personal and political reflection. Doreen Massey asks questions such as how best to characterise these so-called spatial times, how it is that implicit spatial assumptions inflect our politics, and how we might develop a responsibility for place beyond place.

This book is “for space” in that it argues for a reinvigoration of the spatiality of our implicit cosmologies. For Space is essential reading for anyone interested in space and the spatial turn in the social sciences and humanities. Serious, and sometimes irreverent, it is a compelling manifesto: for re-imagining spaces for these times and facing up to their challenge.”

Publisher SAGE, 2005
ISBN 1412903610, 9781412903615
222 pages

Review (Matthew Sparke, Progress in Human Geography)
Commentary (Ben Anderson)

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