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Where the Streets [Need] No Name

In A Sense of Place, 3. City Form and Orientation by Paula Sevilla1 Comment

One of Costa Rica’s most famous slogans is “Zero Stress,” as exemplified by the image of the sloth, the sway of a hammock, or the soothing sound of the waves in advertisements for tourists. While living there, my family and I sadly struggled with this motto, given our European obsession with punctuality and precision. This challenge was hardest when we …

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Dizzy’s Room

In A Sense of Place, 3. City Form and Orientation by Tori1 Comment

While this assignment initially had me pondering the idea of mapping Brooklyn or somewhere I spent time as a child, after spending time with my cat, I became more attracted to the idea of how animals perceive spaces– specifically about how my cat sees our room. Above is my cat, Dizzy. She’s had a rough life, but now lives with …

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Lost in Technology

In A Sense of Place, 3. City Form and Orientation by RexLeave a Comment

There is a certain feeling of disorientation and unfamiliarity one gets when encountering a new place for the first time. This disorientation overwhelms our senses causing an unpleasant nausea from trying to decipher a new location.  Luckily in this new age of smartphones and GPS, the ability to acquire a sense of direction is conveniently located in the palm of …