4: THEORY (Cultural Transmission of Aesthetic Affects)

We are influenced not only by where we live but also by the places we visit, how much time we spend there and what we experience when we travel and who we interact with1)

is structured around a central idea of a geography of encounter, a materialist analysis of affective predisposition, or aesthetics.

Cutting across many disciplines including geography, psychology, philosophy, art and culture and natural science, the assumption is that our complex human experiences cannot be fully understood by interpreting historical texts, or analysing human behaviour.

1)
Kwan, M.-P., 2013. Beyond space (as we knew it): toward temporally integrated geographies of segregation, health, and accessibility: Space–time integration in geography and GIScience. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 103, 1078–1086.
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