Connecting People, Place and Design (Book)

Connecting People, Place and Design examines the human relationship with place, how its significance has evolved over time and how contemporary systems for participation shape the places around us. This volume examines people, place and design across architecture, design, cultural studies, sociology, political science and philosophy.

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Connecting People, Place and Design examines the human relationship with place, how its significance has evolved over time, and how contemporary systems for participation shape the places around us in our daily lives. Divided into three parts – place, people and participation – this interdisciplinary volume examines people, place, and design across the fields of architecture, design, cultural studies, sociology, political science and philosophy.

Part I, on place, considers the cultural, political and philosophical shifts in our historical relationship to place. Part II, on people, considers movement and migration and how it affects place relations. Part III, on participation, examines forms of public engagement and cultural systems for collaborative contribution to the design and creation of place. Improving people’s relationships with place requires connection, and in Connecting People, Place and Design, Edmonds demonstrates the importance of connection, underscoring that working together to nurture and sustain places that celebrate the diversity of our human species is one of the most critical issues of our time.

Angelique Edmonds is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of South Australia and founder and creative director of the School for Creating Change.

Introduction 

PART ONE: PLACE
Chapter 1: Significance of Place 
Chapter 2: Modern Shift of Perception 
Chapter 3: Contemporary Debates, Including the Importance of Place to Wellbeing and Sustainment 

PART TWO: PEOPLE
Chapter 4: Order Imposed 
Chapter 5: Migration and Transition 
Chapter 6: The Importance of Our Spatial Encounter with Difference 

PART THREE: PARTICIPATION
Chapter 7: Participation, Context and Design 
Chapter 8: Design Collaboration and the Built Environment 
Chapter 9: Participation, Incorporation and Approaching Difference 

Conclusion 

Index

‘The author has done a very meaningful and insightful job addressing “place,” which is always difficult to portray and unpack because of its ineffable dimensions, ethos and character.’

Douglas Kelbaugh, FAIA FCNU 2016 Topaz Laureate
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