L’œil du chercheur N°6

Space(s), Place(s) & Work (2)

Establishing and protecting one’s working ‘space’ is tantamount to creating and protecting one’s own self and identity. This second editorial focuses on processes within workspaces, namely the processes involved with opening, closing, communication, and obstruction (visible and invisible).

Geographers explore and detail the processes involved with creating physical and mental frontiers. Historians investigate the notion both of public and private spaces that enable different cultural groups to interact. Cognitive scientists examine doors and passageways that can help as well as hinder our understanding and ownership of spaces. Finally, anthropologists illustrate how the organization of any particular territory can impact both the individual and collective identity.