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Hamish Fulton, Mankingholes on the pennine Way, 1973
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Space

Theory of space
What sort of space are we talking about when we talk of space? The space in our daily lives, lebensraum (space for living), mathematical 3-D space, or multi-dimensional space? Space can no longer be described in merely Cartesian terms as a container having three dimensions. Since the beginning of the 20th century, space has increasingly been thought of as a social or relational concept, as something that exists only within the context of human activity. We assume the central position in relational space; and without our sensory, cognitive and social capabilities there would be no space. This is what is actually new about the relational theory of space that is currently being discussed so much. For those working in landscape architecture and urban design it therefore becomes increasingly necessary to factor in human perspective to the planning process: our social network of relationships, and our physical and sensory capabilities. This in turn enables an awareness of space’s relationality to become a quality-determining factor.

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