[Icacogvis] CFP: COSIT 2019 Tutorial on Goodness of Space, Regensburg, Germany, September 10, 2019

Bin Jiang bin.jiang at hig.se
Sun Feb 17 06:28:01 CET 2019

Apologies for cross-posting:

According to Christopher Alexander, wholeness is defined as a 
mathematical and physical structure of space that pervasively exists in 
our surroundings: not only in built environment such as buildings, 
streets, and cities, but also in art such as artifacts and paintings. 
This tutorial provides a structural perspective on goodness of space – 
both large- and small-scale – in order to bridge together the two 
concepts of space and place through the very concept of wholeness. A 
space is good – genuinely and objectively – if its adjacent spaces are 
good, the larger space to which it belongs is good, and what is 
contained in the space is also good. Eventually, goodness of space is 
considered a matter of fact rather than of opinion under the new view of 
space of Alexander: space is neither lifeless nor neutral, but a living 
structure capable of being more living or less living. Under the new 
view of space or new cosmology, geography will become part of complexity 
science for not only understanding complexity, but also making and 
remaking complex or living structures.


Thanks and cheers.



Bin Jiang
Division of GIScience
Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development
University of Gävle, SE-801 76 Gävle, Sweden
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