Reading Urban Identity: Approach to Culture, Landscape and Place


  • สิงหนาท แสงสีหนาท ภาควิชาการออกแบบและวางผังชุมชนเมือง คณะสถาปัตยกรรมศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยศิลปากร


ภูมิทัศน์วัฒนธรรมเมือง, อัตลักษณ์, สำนึกร่วม, สำนึกต่อถิ่นที่, Urban Cultural Landscape, Identity, Collective Consciousness, Sense of Place


         Urban identity is the meaning governed by the ways in which people recall of human existence in the environment where evaluations and self-identities are embed in that processes of recognition. Even though identity could not sustained because of change of idea and emotion, it becomes a powerful sphere for the period of time to identify the social meaning with respect to a regime of truth. Constituted by worldview, preference and ways of life, consciousness in this sense is centre to interpret of social and urban identity.

         Reading urban identity has to be proceeded of people, history and social recognition. Comprising of cultural and physical dimensions, determinations of Identity can be delivered. Regarding influences of people’s experiences and concepts of space, place is fundamental to analyse the meanings, intentions and practices that people hold for the environment. Urban identity must be scrutinized of people’s sense of place, and it is crucial to note that the insideness perception is a cornerstone to define the place as well as the collective identity of space. Considerations for urban identity, therefore, are achieved by way of the history of how people form and transform their communities, the experience in spaces that dynamic of social groups and classes are found, and the aspiration for the environment where social- and self-identities are constructed as a representation for the place. Human recognition is essential to understand human and social existence in spaces, disclosing how the environment communicates and attaches society to what is call urban identity.




How to Cite

แสงสีหนาท ส. (2018). Reading Urban Identity: Approach to Culture, Landscape and Place. NAJUA: Architecture, Design and Built Environment, 33, E21-E34. Retrieved from



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