Representations, imageries, narratives & social practices in symbolic construction of places & communities’ identities I

Type: Virtual Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cultural Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/11/2021
Start / End Time: 9:35 AM / 10:50 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 35
Organizers: Ivan Mitin
Chairs: Ivan Mitin


Spatial representations and the imagination of space form what Lefebvre and Soja define as the conceived (mental) space. Appealing to Tuan’s idea of places as being socially constructed out of space by means of signification, we discuss multiple modes of symbolic construction of meaningful places.
We also try to explain how the multiplicity of meanings of these places influence community building and local identities. Thus we turn to the effects of spatial representations towards Soja’s ‘thirdspace’, that is the space as being lived and socially practiced, and towards local policies making use of place imageries.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Ivan Mitin National Research University Higher School of Economics 15 9:35 AM
Presenter Beth Schlemper*, University of Toledo, Kimberly A. Panozzo, University of Toledo, Identity, Social Interaction, and Networks in the Region of Wisconsin's Holyland 15 9:50 AM
Presenter Bingqian Cheng*, , Global City Cultural Capital and Local Rebuilding: The Regeneration of Singapore Jurong Park from 1968 to 2020 15 10:05 AM
Presenter Evan Jones*, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, An Agoraphobic Topophilia: Re-Assessing Spatial Interaction During COVID-19 15 10:20 AM
Discussant James Baker University Of Nebraska - Lincoln 15 10:35 AM

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