This essay presents a visual dialogue about our relationship to place. I adopt Henri Lefebvre’s model of cumulative trialectics (1991) as a new thirdspace that more accurately represents the complexities of modern day geographies and hybrid communities by extending the binary analysis of the past and present and beyond the real and the imagined. Trialectics expand our understanding beyond physical geographies by suggesting a cerebral space that searches for new meaning and is therefore more radically open to additional otherness and toward a continuing expansion of [human] spatial knowledge and imagination.
Julia Lossau describes thirdspace as a space that ‘…tends to be transformed into a bounded space which is located next to [and] in-between other bounded spaces, like a piece of a jigsaw’ (2009). This bounded space as a mechanism of transference is examined in my own visual arts practice as a response to and reflection of the collaboration.
Imaginative Geographies: Visualising the Poetics of History and Space.
Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language, 8(1).
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