the fourth space

those spaces in between life, thinking, the physical world, and humanity

“Some scholars …

Soja called for a reconceptualization of human interaction around the concept of space, arguing:

“The spatial dimension of our lives has never been of greater practical and political relevance than it is today. Whether we are attempting to deal with the increasing intervention of electronic media in our daily routines; seeking ways to act politically to deal with the growing problems of poverty, racism, sexual discrimination, and environmental degrada- tion; or trying to understand the multiplying geopolitical conflicts around the globe, we are becoming increasingly aware that we are, and always have been, intrinsically spatial beings, active participants in the social construction of our embracing spatialities.” (p. 1)

SOJA, E.W. (1996). Thirdspace: Journeys to Los Angeles and other real- and-imagined places. Malden, MA: Blackwell.


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