11.11.2013 Lefebvre – The Production of Space

Lefebvre, H., 1991. The production of space. Oxford: Blackwell.

Text chosen by Leigh-Anne Hepburn

Lefebvre argues space is not simply ‘there’ as a neutral container waiting to be filled but is rather a social product, a dynamic and humanly constructed means of control and domination of power. He contends that social relations exists only in and through space, they have no reality outside the sites in which they are lived, experienced and practiced .

I have chosen this text as I’m interested in the space created within a participatory process of co-creation, the social nature of participatory interaction and the value of experience in such a process.

We will be focusing on chapter one, however the rest of the book may be of interest.

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