Territory, Space, Place, and Beyond
This chapter discusses the tension between notions of space, place, and territory. Architects and urban designers often discuss and conceptualise place as a subjective, phenomenology-based idea; however, in practice, they would rather refer to Cartesian, neutral, and geometrical, space, and to a territory. In this chapter, I argue that the tension between these notions should be a starting point to rethink a post-capitalist project. The ability to precisely define, count, and measure the world is necessary for positivist science and capitalism, but post-capitalism comes out of ambiguity and messy contextualisation.