Relationship between sense of belonging and social production of space: analysis of Hasanoğlan high village institute

Mercanoğlu, Cansın
The relation between the individual, society and urban areas is decreasing day by day. While the streets, which used to be one of the most important public places in the past, serve only as transportation linkages, parks and squares that are intended to be surrounded by shopping malls. While these transformed urban spaces reduce the connection and relation between space and society, this decrease on the other hand increases the speed of depredation in urban areas. What necessary to be ended of this process is, which affects each other negatively, is to gain and developed connection with space and society. That is having a sense of belonging. Perhaps the simplest method of achieving this is to touch the place. The aim of this thesis is to introduce how to provide the participation in the physical production process of space and by designing this process collectively, to produce space socially and finally how to create a social space sense of belonging on the individual and society. It is always remembered that urban spaces are ours, of all of us. However, above all it belongs to nature. Producing along with nature and sharing this production process by producing environment collectively, touching nature and space will undoubtedly create a bond between people and space. Because space and nature are as alive as those who touch it.


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C. Mercanoğlu, “Relationship between sense of belonging and social production of space: analysis of Hasanoğlan high village institute,” Thesis (M.S.) -- Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences. City and Regional Planning., Middle East Technical University, 2019.