Considering our early discussions on culture, traces, trace-makers, and trace-chains, and, most notably, how “nothing happens in a vacuum,” has this project changed your perception of how writing contributes to this process of representing people and ideas?
For example, we discussed the cultural geography concepts of traces and how spaces are continually being re-composed through cultural interactions and situations. We discussed the example of Trafalgar Square in London, England, where protestors, regardless of their political position, use the square to express their positions on an issue in a space that has material traces that promote a pro-government stance. It’s a great example of when culture collides and resides at once.
In this blog discussion, provide your reasons on whether or not you think such concepts from cultural geography, your interactions with various members of a community, and then writing a profile about the community has changed your perceptions of writing. Please draw from specific examples of your experience throughout this project to discuss your perception of how the act of writing interacts with and is influenced by a person’s engagement with culture.
Be sure to practice providing clear claims with specific evidence from the project. Also, please develop a discussion through the reading and responding to other posts from your colleagues. This means that we should get the ball rolling sooner than later, so people have time to generate a response.
Please provide 2-3 comments within this post, using your tag name.