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Spatial Transformations
Kaleidoscopic Perspectives on the Refiguration of Spaces




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ISBN 9781032114538
September 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
368 Pages 45 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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, it 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.

Table of Contents

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

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Editor(s)

Biography

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.