Milieus of Creativity

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Spatiality of Creativity

  • Peter Meusburger
  • Joachim Funke
  • Edgar Wunder

Part of the Knowledge and Space book series (KNAS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Peter Meusburger, Joachim Funke, Edgar Wunder
    Pages 1-10
  3. Joachim Funke
    Pages 11-23
  4. Martina Fromhold-Eisebith
    Pages 201-218
  5. Margaret A. Boden
    Pages 235-243
  6. Barney Warf
    Pages 255-267
  7. Stephan Günzel
    Pages 269-277
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 279-297

About this book


"Milieus of Creativity" is the second volume in the book series "Knowledge and Space". This book deals with spatial disparities of knowledge and the impact of environments, space and contexts on the production and application of knowledge. The contributions in this volume focus on the role of places, environments, and spatial contexts for the emergence and perpetuation of creativity. Is environment a social or a spatial phenomenon? Are only social factors relevant for the development of creativity or should one also include material artefacts and resources in its definition? How can we explain spatial disparities of creativity without falling victim to geodeterminism?

This book offers insights from various disciplines such as environmental psychology, philosophy, and social geography. It presents the results of a research conference at Heidelberg University in September 2006, which was supported by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.


Context Creativity Environmental Psychology Geography Imagination Klaus Tschira Foundation Milieu Social Geography Spatial Disparities Spatial Knowledge determinism environment innovation knowledge philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Meusburger
    • Joachim Funke
      • 1
    • Edgar Wunder
      1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of HeidelbergGermany

      Bibliographic information

      • DOI
      • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
      • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
      • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
      • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-9876-5
      • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-9877-2
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