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Towards a Sensory Production of Urban Space: Developing a Conceptual Framework of Inquiry based on Socio-sensory Perception

Kelum Palipane

The University of Amsterdam | Published : 2011


Insight into the interrelated relationship between the individual and the neighbourhood can be gained through an understanding of the social body. Just as places are „sensed‟, reciprocally, the sensory embodied practices of individuals and communities engage in the constitution of place(Pink 2008:175). Drawing on my doctoral research, this paper follows the assertion that the current delivery of urban regeneration projects with their emphasis on visuo-spatial designs, fail to create urban environments that reflect the existing demographic makeup and activity of the neighbourhood. Following sociologist Sarah Pink‟s argument that, “...attention to the s..

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