Drawing Embodied Spatial Networks in Parallel with Sustainability of Place

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Narongpon Laiprakobsup


With connectivity, we as human beings can sustain in place we live in due to potentials for interlinks and
exchanges with others. In this context, spatial networks, physical organizational fabrics of potential links
between human nodes in living systems (Salingaros, 2005, p. 11-13) and sustainable constructs of place can
be integrated out of embodiment as localization. This paper aims to re-investigate the relationships between
theoretical grounds in an interdisciplinary way that bridge spatial networking and sustainability of place-making.
The review focuses on examining discursive relationships in which the courses of connective modes and
interconnected potentials intersect with the subjects of sustainable concerns towards place-making. This matrix
relationship determines an argument that sustainable places need systematic, integral potentials of experiential
interconnectivity between life-relational environments through which embodied inbetween networks—that
human interactions engage with spatial connective forms—create associative, social realms and collective
identity of place. Logical, embodied networks of place enable to identify inbetween modes of place networks
and lend themselves to form meaningful, organized spatial configurations in place creation. By which a domain
can be bonded as well as retains aesthetics of living survival by means of inbetween modes, potentials of
embodied environmental networks thus contribute a place to be as interconnected, living, and sustainable as a
systemic entity.


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