Thanks David. I’m going to order it.


On May 11, 2018, at 8:41 AM, David Seamon <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:


In regard to new books relating to space syntax, some of you might like to know that I have just published LIFE TAKES PLACE: PHENOMENOLOGY, LIFEWORLDS AND PLACE MAKING (Routledge, 2018). My main aim in the book is to explore place and lived emplacement generatively. I identify six place processes that I label place interaction, place identity, place release, place realization, place intensification, and place creation.

I discuss space syntax in relation to place intensification--the process via which elements and qualities of the physical, designable environment strengthen or weaken human wellbeing--in the case of space syntax, obviously, the ways that spatial configuration of pathways contribute to making a place one way rather than another.

Here's the Routledge link. By the way, if you decide to purchase, use the coupon code FLR40, and you will receive a 20% discount from the list price.
Life Takes Place: Phenomenology, Lifeworlds, and Place ...<><>
Life Takes Place argues that, even in our mobile, hypermodern world, human life is impossible without place. Seamon asks the question: why does life take place? He draws on examples of specific places and place experiences to understand place more…

David Seamon

Department of Architecture
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS USA

Professor of Architecture
School of Architecture & Environment
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403 USA
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