Emotion in the City: The Power of the Weak in the Construction of Place

Sep 18, 2014

This paper studies emotion in the experience of space to identify the architectural qualities that contribute most to place attachment. The research combines the expertise of architecture, phenomenology, psychology, and neuroscience in order to investigate the process associated with perception and encoding of spatial cues that induce place attachment and enhanced use of public space. The analysis is based in two case studies conducted in everyday public spaces of Hong Kong and Lisbon.

Diogo Teixeira (University of Saint Joseph, Macau, China)
Presented at: 
2014 ANFA Conference (Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture

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