Whatever stays, flows or talks: identitary places within the urban environment1

Rodrigo de Azambuja Brod2 
Jane Márcia Mazzarino3
Ambiente & Sociedade, Oct. 2015  


Artigo publicado na revista acadêmica Ambiente & Sociedade, após a qualificação do meu mestrado, quando a pesquisa ainda estava na fase teórica. Aqui na versão em inglês, que contou com a ajuda essencial do meu irmão, Cesar Brod, para a tradução do artigo completo. 

1 Translated by Brod Tecnologia (brodtec.com)

2 Master of Environment and Development. Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences from Centro Universitário Univates. E-mail: rbrod[at]univates.br

3 Doctor in Communication Sciences from the Universidade do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos). Professor in the Graduate Program in Environment and Development and the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences from Centro Universitário Univates. E-mail: janemazzarino[at]univates.br






Abstract ¶ This paper aims to discuss the relationship between space and identity construction, taking under consideration the urban environment through social practices that form what will be called here the identitary places: portions of public space defined by their significance and cultural position, formed from singular and subjective coding-decoding processes and understood from social relations, fixed aspects, flows and speeches. From these concepts, is presented in the end a supplementary proposal for the classic Milton Santos model, associated with the construction of a new semantic system, in a complementary way to the objects system and actions system proposed by the author. ¶ Keywords: Public spaces; Urban environment; Identity; Place. 

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