What begins as undifferentiated space becomes place as we get to know it better and endow it with value. (...) The ideas ‘space’ and ‘place’ require each other for definition. From the security and stability of place we are aware of the openness, the freedom, and threat of space, and vice versa. Furthermore, if we think of space as that which allows movement, then place is pause; each pause in movement makes it possible for location to be transformed into place.
Yi-Fu Tuan, in Cresswell Place: a short introduction, 2004:8