The spatial-temporal web of the Inhabited City

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This paper presents a philosophical reflection on space and the significance of urban living. Inspired by a close reading of Michel de Certeau's The Practice of Everyday Life, the paper unveils some of its philosophical inspirations (e.g., Kant, Wittgenstein and Freud) and it elaborates on a notion of space that is grasped through narrative and the act of walking understood as 'space opening'. In so doing, the paper unveils the limits of a cartographic depiction of space (as well as the limits of 'theory' itself) and, together with de Certeau, it explores the potentialities of a bodily and metaphoric interpretation of space.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490-502
Number of pages13
JournalRegional Science Policy and Practice
Issue number3
Early online date15 Dec 2021
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • City
  • De Certeau
  • Kant
  • Space
  • Wittgenstein


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