Geography and Sense of Place

26Jan 2022 by

The concept of a sense of place in geography is that certain places are infused with meaning, memories, and experiences. These places can have meaning for any individual, but they also can be shared places among groups of people. For this assignment I want you to think of two places- one that has significant meaning for only you (or at least the experience is personal to you) and also another place that you have had a collective experience with other people and they share this sense of place with you also. For both your personal place and your shared place, answer these questions:

What are these places? Why are they significant?
How are these places infused with meaning, memories, and experiences? What are those? Think about olfactory senses too- do these places have certain visual distinctions, certain scents, certain sounds, etc…?
Have these places changed over time? Has your perspective about these places changed with time as well? How so?
Submissions should be a minimum of four (4) pages. They do not need to be in MLA or APA format. These are response papers, but you are welcome to use external resources to supplement your argument. They need to be typed, double spaced, with no larger than a 12pt font. They are submitted as attachments, Only use .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf for your attachment. Blank attachments will be deleted.