Here, I have further refined the idea to make it a tad more competitive and primal.
The setting is on a hot sunny day, out in the grass fields. Read more →
I found it interesting that the last line of the chapter presents space as the one changing with – or adapting – to man, rather than the inverse:
“Mankind’s nest, like his world, is never finished. And imagination helps us to continue it.”
The popular conception of space as a larger static environment unresponsive to its occupants needs and interactions within Read more →
I went over to the Light up Singapore event at the Central fire station and Armenian Church.
What is it that is being communicated?
I’d have to say the solidarity of each building and its significance to Singapore’s heritage and history. At the same time, the identical colours that each building was lit up in showed harmony and togetherness, emphasising that these Read more →
The equivalent of Nests in the modern urban environment such as Singapore would be high rise flats. As a single living with my parents/sister’s family, I always find it interesting the multitude of emotions and meanings people attach towards their living spaces. In a sense, I am without roots, without emotional investment, baggageless and free.
Locally, it is customary for young Read more →
The essay explores space as a humanly construed concept, beyond the conventional understanding of space as a mere physical atmosphere or environment. It takes an anthropocentric view in explaining how people organise space differently – and similarly – with respect to their own living bodies. I appreciated how the essay drew a web of connections between different bodies (biological, cultural, Read more →
The concept of a home space that is compared to the nest of birds was a very interesting concept that I found myself understanding in this reading. Amongst the many poetic concepts and stories that were mentioned in this chapter, what impacted me the most is the human’s way of perceiving what is ‘home’. A very common perception is of Read more →
Presentation Slides here:
The breakdown of Space in that it is a complex set of ideas, transcend that of a physical space in which we build our lives around. In fact, it provides a deep overview of how Space and our bodies interact, in that we are in it, that it in us. The spatial values, as propelled by the notion that space Read more →
Yi Fu Tuan talks about how we as humans define the space around us and assign meanings, indicators and labels to this abstract intangible dimension in an attempt to navigate and operate within in – we are after all bound by space – physical, psychological, emotional. Tuan proposes that the definition of space has its roots in Read more →
The main idea of this chapter seems to be talking about how the human body is a factor that defines “some spatial division and values”. The notion that taller buildings command prestige, why certain ways that people arrange spaces to show superiority. Why is it that people see the sky as more superior? The up direction is labeled as the Read more →