Understanding the city through its semiotic spatialities

  • Tiit Remm


The city is a complex sociocultural phenomenon where space and time
are simultaneously parts of itself and parts of its conceptualisation. In the paper I draw out three general perspectives where the city is characterised by different spatialities and temporalities. The urban space can thus be a space of rhythms and practices, an objectified dimension of the settlement, and a symbolic form in interpretations and creations of cities. The city can be understood as a semiotic whole by considering varying semiotic natures of the urban space.


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Remm, T. (2011). Understanding the city through its semiotic spatialities. Sign Systems Studies, 39(2/4), 124-144. https://doi.org/10.12697/SSS.2011.39.2-4.06

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