P is for Place

Field Study Proposal

“Place is security, space is freedom: we are attached to the one and long for the other.” Yi-Fu Tuan writes in the introduction to Space and Place: the Perspective of Experience. This quarter the student will research space and place as philosophical and psychological ideas that contrast and complement each other as they form the basis of the human experience. Using the precepts of Goethean science as outlined in Craig Holdrege’s article “Doing Goethean Science,” she will be traveling to different locations to experience the affects of a variety of spaces and places on herself, that will result in a research paper and a chapbook of poetry and short prose on the subject. She will be participating in the As Poetry Recycles Neurons Tuesday seminars online, as well as working with an online peer writing group and continuing her “Not Knowing Notebook” started in Fall and Winter quarters. Daily somatics and writing exercises and poetry readings will serve as inspiration and help the student to immerse herself in and actively observe her environment.

Gallery:  As Space Becomes Place

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Weekly log and field notes

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Bachelardian Reverie

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Poetry, Prose & Miscellany

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Poetry Observed

Term Paper Abstract

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