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Tucson: A Place-Making

Tucson: A Place-Making John Warnock One day we go out for a walk. After a while, we sit on a comfortable rock to rest. Looking down idly between our feet, we see nothing much at first, and then spot some flakes of flint. Even if we know little about what we are seeing, we know now that another person sat on that rock at a time and in a place different from our own, and yet maybe not so different in human terms. On another day, someone sat there, right there, and worked at making something useful or beautiful or both, as we also may have done that very day. We know now that the place we are in has a human story and that, however incidentally, we are now included in it. We know, don't we, that wherever we find ourselves, we stand at the end of a story, a long one, longer than we could know. Not just one story either, many stories, with stories inside those stories that overlap and are entangled and that work sometimes at cross-purposes. Stories are what make a location into a place. If we do not find ourselves in place where we are, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Southwest Southwest Center (Univ of Arizona)

Tucson: A Place-Making

Journal of the Southwest , Volume 58 (3) – Nov 3, 2016

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Abstract

John Warnock One day we go out for a walk. After a while, we sit on a comfortable rock to rest. Looking down idly between our feet, we see nothing much at first, and then spot some flakes of flint. Even if we know little about what we are seeing, we know now that another person sat on that rock at a time and in a place different from our own, and yet maybe not so different in human terms. On another day, someone sat there, right there, and worked at making something useful or beautiful or both, as we also may have done that very day. We know now that the place we are in has a human story and that, however incidentally, we are now included in it. We know, don't we, that wherever we find ourselves, we stand at the end of a story, a long one, longer than we could know. Not just one story either, many stories, with stories inside those stories that overlap and are entangled and that work sometimes at cross-purposes. Stories are what make a location into a place. If we do not find ourselves in place where we are,

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Journal of the SouthwestSouthwest Center (Univ of Arizona)

Published: Nov 3, 2016

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