Katseita, kohtaamisia, kosketuksia. Tilassa muodostuvat merkitykset

Looks, encounters, touches

In constructed spaces, both spaces and those that use them are important. The meanings of space are not given without users however trivial this might sound but, on the other hand, meanings are not formed independently of the spaces. Buildings always have both a concrete aspect, the construction itself, as well as an aspect of the making of the space, its cultivation, i.e., a cultural aspect. The relationship between the builders, the buildings and their users is mutual: constructed space shapes our living at the sme time as we create and re-create it with our movements and doings. Space is not immediately given to us. It is rather that our use of space and our perceptions of it are shaped by common, historical contracts and practices.

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