Exploring how theorists have used geographical concepts and metaphors to consider the world around them - how people are influenced by spatiality's
topography /təˈpɒɡrəfi,tɒˈpɒɡrəfi/ Learn to pronounce
the arrangement of the natural and artificial physical features of an area. "the topography of the island"
a detailed description or representation on a map of the physical features of an area. plural noun: topographies
Explanation of different types of spaces.....
spaces of language
spaces of self and other, interiority and exteriority
Spaces of experience
Spaces of writing
Walter Benjamin - Urban Thought
'Space is hot'. (Bertsch and Sterne 1994)
'geographical idiom of margins, spaces and borders.'
"Space is the everywhere of modern thought. It is the flesh that flatters
the bones of theory. It is an all-purpose nostrum to be applied whenever
things look sticky. It is an invocation which suggests that the writer is right
on without her having to give too much away." (Benjamin p.1, 1994)
"in literary theory, space is often a kind of textual operator, used to shift registers. In anthropology, it is a means of questioning how communities are constituted in an increasingly cosmopolitan world [or as a way of] structuring visual media"
"In the late 1970s and early 1980s it was widely believed that concepts of 'urban culture' were unsustainable, as advanced capitalist countries were characterised by the break-
down of a distinction between the city and country, with the result that cities
lost any cultural distinctiveness they might once have possessed"
very useful in understanding the phycology of space and how we can define it
Exploring how space can be used to categorise groups of people