Geographia Polonica (2013) vol. 86, iss. 2

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Evaluating and interpreting the city using a photo projective method. The example of Łódź

Paulina Tobiasz-Lis, Marcin Wójcik

Geographia Polonica (2013) vol. 86, iss. 2, pp. 137-152
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.2013.14

Abstract

Urban space, especially that of large cities, is not homogeneous, but consists rather of particular elements characterizedby clarity, expressiveness and distinction, which generate both positive and negative emotions among citizens. A goodbasis by which to evaluate a city is therefore provided, and it has been the aim of the work described in this article toidentify and interpret places that are characterized by different qualities, i.e. places of significance where individual social experiences of the Polish city of Łódź are concerned. Specifically, the aim in question has been fulfilled through the useof the photo projective method, which makes possible the creation of a subjective image of a city by reference to photographstaken by those experiencing urban space.

Keywords: photo projective method, shared image, sense of place, evaluation, city, Łódź

Paulina Tobiasz-Lis, University of Łódź Faculty of Geographical Sciences Department of Regional and Human Geography Kopcińskiego 31 92-143 Łódź
Marcin Wójcik [marcin.wojcik@geo.uni.lodz.pl], University of Łódź Faculty of Geographical Sciences Department of Regional and Human Geography Kopcińskiego 31 92-143 Łódź