Every day we move through space that has been constructed or delineated somehow to be significant. We recognize and—consciously or unconsciously—react to this significance on a daily or hourly basis, and we draw from a cultural well of knowledge in order to do so.
While we may not be aware of this process, our lives are lived in constant negotiation with these meanings; it is therefore important to examine how we shape the space around us, and what the meanings are that we attach to inside and outside, here and there, mine and yours, and even function and form. Understanding that these meanings are time- and culturally-based broadens these questions, allowing for not only an examination of how they are understood today, but how they were perceived and deployed in the past—and how they might be in the future.
Spaces and Places: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Project
Saturday 13th April – Sunday 14th April 2019
The call for papers, presentations and participation is now open.