More on Simmel, Space So, after finally finishin…

More on Simmel, Space

So, after finally finishing Simmel’s piece on Spatial and Urban Culture (well worth the read), I am – amazed might be a strong word – but appropriately awed, that Simmel dealt with such abstract concepts of space in the early 1900’s – yet people today still have a hard time dealing with the concept of the ‘virtual’ as being a ‘real’ space. According to Simmel (in my interpretation of course) organizations, institutions and religion are parts of society that exist largely in their abstraction. In their concepts. Many of these spaces do not exist in any physical or geographic location – membership and belonging to these things are abstractions that occupy a form of intellectual space.

have so much more to say on this – but i keep running out of time …

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