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Monday, 9 March 2015
Place and Commitment

Spaces for the Sacred: Place, Memory, and Identity,
Philip Sheldrake, John Hopkins/SCM, 2001, page 12

Philip Sheldrake has been talking about 'Place and belonging'. Now he switches topic and addreses commitment and participation.

Place thus has a great deal to do with commitment to human contexts and being accepted within them. Some recent writing on the psychology of space speaks of participation as a key element in being effectively placed.

When we are in 'place', we get, or become, involved.

A place, as opposed to a location, a mere object 'over there', invites participation in an environment. 'Environment', in the full sense, implies different sets of relationships both between people and between the natural habitat and human beings.

Posted By Jonathan, 9:00am Comment Comments: 0