Moving Spaces and Places is about movement as a transformative experience, showing how movement changes affect and percept of spaces and place and solidifies space into meaningful places. The cross-disciplinary contributions in this collection – brought together by aesthetics and artistic practices and embodied and participatory research approaches – illustrate how the physical act of moving and the psychological experience of movement are inextricably interwoven.
Traversing the knowledge domains and practices of culture, art, pedagogy, geography, architecture, and city planning, the chapters reveal the diversity of the study of movement in relation to space and place; as a way of setting things in motion, as a psychological act of agency, and as a way to reflect, instantiate, and eventually reconcile—and even heal—relationships between people, spaces, and places.
This multi-layered investigation of movement takes temporal, physical, and psychological transformation as its conceptual core, and appeals to a myriad of readers ranging from architectural practitioners and urban planners to activists, artists and geographers.
Introduction: Moving Spaces and Places; Beitske Boonstra, Teresa Cutler-Broyles, and Stefano Rozzoni
Chapter 1. Swallowing Castles and Houses with Stomachs: Dwelling as a Digestive Movement in Literature; Elizabeth Batchelor
Chapter 2. Reshaping Spaces of Home: Reading Postcolonial Literary Adaptations as Affective Pedagogies; Demelza Hall
Chapter 3. Barbarism in the Age of Progress: Emily Hobhouse’s Report on the South African Concentration Camps and the Liberal Divide over the Boer War; Carla Larouco Gomes
Chapter 4. Urban Modernism in East Germany: From Socialist Model to Creative Appropriation; Martin Blum
Chapter 5. Reauthoring Macassar: Storytelling as Community Engagement (EG) and a Spatial Practice in South Africa’s Neglected Post-Apartheid Communities; Clint Abrahams
Chapter 6. Framed by Textiles; Lesley Millar
Chapter 7. Shorelines: Choreographies of Remembrance and Forgetting; Laura Bissel
Chapter 8. “Excuse me…are you lost?” What Can Performative Walking Practices Contribute to Knowledge About Public Space?; Deirdre Macleod
Chapter 9. This Place is Not Safe for Walking; Caroline Cardoso Machado, Hartmut Günther, Ingrid Luiza Neto, and Lucas Heiki Matsunaga
Chapter 10. Dancing your Way Through: An Explorative Study of City-making Skills; Beitske Boonstra
Conclusion: Moving Homes–Moving Bodies–Moving Minds; Beitske Boonstra, Teresa Cutler-Broyles, and Stefano Rozzoni
Beitske Boonstra is Assistant Professor in Urban Governance at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, The Netherlands. Beitske is Academic Lead within the Resilient Delta Initiative and Coordinator of the Knowledge Centre Livable Neighborhoods Rotterdam.
Teresa Cutler-Broyles is Lecturer in Film and Cultural Theory at the University of New Mexico, USA, and visiting professor of Food Studies in Perugia, Italy. She writes both fiction and academic non-fiction.
Stefano Rozzoni holds a joint PhD degree in Transcultural Studies in Humanities from the University of Bergamo, Italy, and in Literary and Cultural Studies from Justus Liebig Universität Gießen, Germany.