Space Syntax is a configurational theory which aims to explore the social logic of space: how people move through space, encounter each other and form social groups. Traditionally, space syntax focused on collective patterns of space usage, for instance the flow of movement through a spatial network as a result of its structure.
In this talk, I will present examples of empirical work that highlight how space syntax can be used to shed light on the diversity and dynamics of socio-spatial behaviours, such as preferences of different groups of people as well as perceptions of space. This contributes to an understanding of space as a layered, dynamic and changing experience.
The Bartlett School of Architecture, 22 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0QB