1st Edition

Spatial Transformations Kaleidoscopic Perspectives on the Refiguration of Spaces

    342 Pages 45 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    342 Pages 45 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781003036159, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

    This book examines a variety of subjective spatial experiences and knowledge production practices in order to shed new light on the specifics of contemporary socio-spatial change, driven as it is by inter alia, digitalization, transnationalization, and migration. Considering the ways in which emerging spatial phenomena are conditioned by an increasing interconnectedness, this book asks how spaces are changing as a result of mediatization, increased mobility, globalization, and social dislocation. With attention to questions surrounding the negotiation and (visual) communication of space, it explores the arrangements, spatialities, and materialities that underpin the processes of spatial refiguration by which these changes come about. Bringing together the work of leading scholars from across diverse range disciplines to address questions of socio-spatial transformation, this volume will appeal to sociologists and geographers, as well as scholars and practitioners of urban planning and architecture.

    1. Navigating Spatial Transformations Through the Refiguration of Spaces

    Angela Million, Christian Haid, Ignacio Castillo Ulloa, and Nina Baur

    Part I: Spatiality and Temporality

    2. The Refiguration of Space, Circulation, and Mobility

    Martina Löw and Hubert Knoblauch

    3. Spatial Occupation—Destruction—Virtualization: Types, Categories, and Processes of a Crucial Factor in Social Life

    Karl-Siegbert Rehberg

    4. The Historicity of the Refiguration of Spaces Under the Scrutiny of Pre-COVID São Paulo Homeless Pedestrians

    Fraya Frehse

    5. Spatiotemporal Entanglements: Insights From History

    Susanne Rau

    6. Slow Movement on the Slope: On Architecture Principe’s Theory of the Oblique Function and the Role of Circulation in Architectural and Urban Design

    Christian Sander

    Part II: Spatiality, Social Inequality, and the Economy

    7. ‘Open Borders’: A Postcolonial Critique

    Gurminder K Bhambra

    8. The Centrality of Race to Inequality Across the World-System: Old Figurations and New Reconfigurations

    Manuela Boatcă

    9. Spatial Transformations in World-Historical Perspective: Towards Mapping the Space and Time of Wealth Accumulation

    Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz and Corey R. Payne

    10. Infrastructures for Global Production in Ethiopia and Argentina: Commodity Chains and Urban Spatial Transformation

    Elke Beyer, Lucas-Andrés Elsner, and Anke Hagemann

    11. Separate Worlds? Explaining the Current Wave of Regional Economic Polarization

    Michael Storper

    12. Spatial Transformations and Spatio-Temporal Coupling: Links Between Everyday Shopping Behaviour and Changes in the Retail Landscape

    Elmar Kulke and Nina Baur

    Part III: Digitization and Visualization of Space

    13. Network Spillover Effects and the Dyadic Interactions of Virtual, Social, and Spatial

    Marco Bastos

    14. Talking to My Community Elsewhere: Bringing Together Networked Public Spheres and the Concept of Translocal Communities

    Daniel Maier, Daniela Stoltenberg, Barbara Pfetsch, and Annie Waldherr

    15. Annotating Places: A Critical Assessment of Two Hypotheses on How Locative Media Transform Urban Public Places

    Eric Lettkemann and Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer

    16. Representational and Animatic Corporeality: Refiguring Bodies and Digitally Mediated Cities

    Gillian Rose

    17. Refiguring Spaces: Transformative Aspects of Migration and Tourism

    Stefanie Bürkle

    Part IV: Imagining, Producing, and Negotiating Space

    18: Ontological Security, Globalization, and Geographical Imagination

    Ilse Helbrecht, Janina Dobrusskin, Carolin Genz, and Lucas Pohl

    19. Where We Turn to: Rethinking Networks, Urban Space, and Research Methods

    Talja Blokland, Daniela Krüger, Robert Vief, and Henrik Schultze

    20. Reconfiguring the Spaces of Urban Politics: Circuits, Territories, and Territorialization

    Jennifer Robinson

    21. Appropriating Berlin’s Tempohomes

    Ayham Dalal, Aline Fraikin, and Antonia Noll

    22. "I Spy with My Little Eye": Children’s Actual Use and Experts’ Intended Design of Public Space

    Ignacio Castillo Ulloa, Angela Million, and Jona Schwerer


    Angela Million is Professor of Urban Design and Urban Development at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.

    Christian Haid is Senior Researcher at the Habitat Unit, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.

    Ignacio Castillo Ulloa is Research Assistant and Lecturer at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.

    Nina Baur is Professor for Methods of Social Research at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.