Spaces

Wade Tillett

Abstract


In this poetic inquiry into spaces, the author draws on New Materialism to explore how spaces are both material and conceptual. Based on diverse inspiration, from Bachelard to Barad, the author looks at our role as both subjects and creators of everyday spaces. As spaces are constantly in production, they are constantly in flux. Spaces are an intersection of forces as well as beliefs. This material-conceptual nature makes them subject to sudden shifts. As spaces are a medium of learning and life, the author calls for "humble and tentative approaches" that might create unanticipated, new spaces.


Keywords


New Materialism, Poststructuralism, Embodiment, Space

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