Dissolution of the Dual City, or the New Suburbanism
In spite of the fact that the process develops within the picture of the broad responsibility of local societies, it is not locally confined or confinable. The emergence of structure-subjects from practical action is not tied to the definition of borders, in the traditional sense of this word, nor does it create them. It is, in effect, important to point out that practice does not just create borders. As Wenger, once again, emphasises, “At the same time as boundaries form, communities of practice develop ways of maintaining connections with the rest of the world. As a result, engagement in practice entails engagement in these external relations […]. Joining a community of practice involves entering not only its internal configuration but also its relations with the rest of the world” (Wenger 1999, p. 103). Moreover, each individual subject usually belongs to more than one community of practice at the same time, and can use (and normally does use) this multi-belonging to transfer some elements from one practice to another.
KeywordsPublic Space Family Resemblance Intermediate Space Internal Configuration Collective Subject
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