We Discuss #5: Places and Spaces


We Discuss #5: Places and Spaces

by Dwiputri Pertiwi



Anna von L0w wrote in her essay, “Faces and Places” that the way we perceive space is strongly tied with how we make sense of our physical existence in society. This goes to show the various interactions we have with the places we live in or frequently visit reveal a lot about how we act in social situations. However, in order to be able to speak about the relationship we have with our surroundings, it is important to know the difference between “place” and “space.” Place is fixed and has tangible limits whereas space is more liquid and sensitive to change. But perhaps it is also important to think about how culture might have an impact on how individuals value and react to certain places and spaces.

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