Portland State University. Department of Geography
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Geography
Urban land use -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area, Human ecology -- Oregon -- Portland, Indigenous peoples -- Ecology
Portland's history and geography are patterned, like any city, by spatial imaginings both utopian and dystopian. This examination of the raw landscape of the city’s nascent garden space in Cully Park is an attempt to research a third manifestation of space, one that might be called heterotopia. This research into the Inter-Tribal Gathering Garden is a search for a more complete accounting of place, one which also acknowledges the variety of non-human agencies (a list which would include streets, planning documents, various plants, historical accounts, and even the consistent boundaries of the space itself) found in all heterogeneous social arrangements.
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Morris, Randall, "The Cully Park Inter-Tribal Gathering Garden: Place-making Through Indigenous Eco-cultural Reclamation" (2014). Geography Masters Research Papers. 3.