Encounters | January 2021 Newsletter

The Evolving Dance of “Place Ballet”
Years ago, our friend and former colleague Robert Mellinger introduced me to the concept of “place ballet”. This concept is described by David Seamon and Christina Nordin in a 1980 paper on Marketplace as Place Ballet. “Conducting their own daily activities, people come together in space, which takes on a sense of place. Individual participants using the same space unintentionally create a larger place with its own tempo of activity and rest, bustle and calm,” they write.

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January 16, 2021