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De Certeau :  De Certeau By Andy Doro and Nick Hasty Walking in the City:  Walking in the City Voyeur God / Solar Eye Immense texturology of concept city A viewpoint and nothing more Voyeur :  Voyeur Panoptic/Disciplinary/Power and Architecture Cartographic Urban Planning/Management Objective/Visual Reading, not writing Legible City-City as Text Geometrical/Geographical Theoretical/Utopian Walker :  Walker Wandersmänner Write, not read. Blind Subjective Mythic / poetic / anthropological Walking as Speech Act Understood as the “subject” in technocratic society Consumer reappropriating space of product system “City” as Operational Concept:  “City” as Operational Concept transformation of urban “fact” into “concept” (re)production of its own space, metabolism nowhen, synchronic system universal and anonymous subject administration and waste products privileges time over space (space as blind spot) machinery/hero modernity Decay of concept city:  Decay of concept city Misfortunes of theory into theories of misfortunes Bewilderment into catastrophes/panic Other paths: illegitimate systems Rise of the suppressed/ waste/ “surreptitious creativities” Reciprocal of structures of power Strategies:  Strategies Strategies-operations of systems of power Long term in nature-overarching plan Focus on gain, profit, Military commander Creates distinctions and force relationships- “self” vs. “other” / interior vs exterior Model for political, economic, and scientific rationality Proper uses, meanings, and names Tactics:  Tactics Used by individual in everyday experience/practice Creation of personal space within strategized space Tricks, Maneuvers & “ways of operating”utilizing what’s immediate and at hand - opportunity based Unreadable/ Invisible/ Untraceable/Poetic Brownian motion/way to “produce” (space) within society of consumption / creation of opportunities Spatial practice that manipulates discipline, strategy, proper use Secretly structure social life Walking as Speech Act:  Walking as Speech Act appropriation - topographical system / language acting out/walking as enunciation relational - between spaces / interlocutors style and rhetoric of walking way of being and operating, subversions of meaning Language and architecture Names & Symbols:  Names & Symbols Discourse of power creates own lack/void-production of free play “Proper” names become detached by spatial practices-open into liberated spaces to be occupied These detached meanings direct and decorate, create non-sanctioned meanings-superstitions play within defined places, crack in system- semantic/poetic overlays and excesses / anti-text Totalitarians seek to suppress overlay with numbered streets and street numbers “Metaphoric city” = memories, stories, and personal relationships to space invert panoptic Spatial Stories:  Spatial Stories Stories create links, relationships and organize places Narrative structures are like spatial syntaxes Every story is a spatial practice involving everyday tactics stories, news reports, legends, history, memories- narrated journeys/walks movement, traveling through space creates a narrative arises from examining spatial order, just as speech acts arose after the examination of linguistic systems s Place vs. Space:  Place vs. Space PLACE: point, defines location, two things cannot occupy same place, proper relationships, geometrical SPACE: vector, direction, velocity, time, intersections, dimensions, word when spoken, practiced place, anthropological, existential, Descriptive operations Itineraries vs Maps-story/narrative vs symbolic representation-rise of map with scientific discourse Stories, Space, and Boundaries bbBoundairesFrontiersBoundaries:  Stories, Space, and Boundaries bbBoundairesFrontiersBoundaries Stories as operations to mark out boundaries, contracts-culturally creative act-founds spaces Authorize/establish. set oppositions. Differentiation of space creates structure between legitimate space and alien exteriority paradoxically creates points of contact/communication Descriptive variations of the story Place = being-there , Space = operations Frontiers vs. Bridges:  Frontiers vs. Bridges FRONTIER: point of contact between known/inside/self and the beyond/alien/other-an in-between-without specific ownership BRIDGE: ambiguous. welds together and opposes insularities. liberates from enclosure and destroys autonomy. the diabolical, betrayal of order. Site of transgression Delinquent Stories:  Delinquent Stories Narrative = topological vs topical-deforms figures rather than defines place, Describes movement Exists in interstices of code -disrupts boundaries Privilege “tour” type descriptions over stating of locations Inscription of the body in the order’s text-spatial stories, spoken language, practiced place Liquifies boundaries, become metaphors Nomadism, pirate kingdoms, illegitimate spaces

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