‘Place memory’—Taking a cue from the academics

The building in Logan, AL that onced housed the Rabbit Hutch restaurant

The building in Logan, AL that once housed the Rabbit Hutch restaurant

Googling “Place and Memory,”  we came across the site for a project called Memory and Place in the Twentieth-Century Italian City…
If it sounds a little academic, it is. But also very cool from what we can tell, and some of the language used really hits home. Here’s their working definition of “place”:

a space that may be occupied,
or imagined as occupied,
by human bodies and events

Also having fun doing a little reading on Wabi-sabi. Here’s writer Andrew Juniper’s take:

if an object or expression can bring about, within us,
a sense of serene melancholy and a spiritual longing,
then that object could be said to be wabi-sabi.

Spending time around the building where the Rabbit Hutch used to be kinda felt like that.

Here’s a little more from the Memory and Place in the Twentieth-Century Italian City… site about their project.

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