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Making Sense of Space by Mark Childs, Iryna Kuksa

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First, second, third and fourth places – making extra sense of space

Abstract:

This chapter introduces and describes the idea of first, second and third places. It elaborates on the discussion in the preceding chapter of there being a set of spaces in which engagement of belief is integral to sense-making within them, and brings it into a single coherent frame through the introduction of the concept of a ‘fourth place’. The characteristics of fourth places are delineated using the framework of extended Activity Theory proposed in Chapter 5. In fourth places, the situated experience of the space is characterized by an engagement of belief, and an experience of metaxis, a splitting of awareness into apparent and actual intent. The tools of ...

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