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Argentinian Garden City Lomas del Palomar, formerly a socially and spatially very specific neighbourhood in Argentina, designed by German architect Zeyen in a human scale with self-contained community, has been undergoing a material and inner transformation. Elements such as high fences, security cameras and multi-storey buildings that do not respect the original character of the place have an impact on the residents´ attachment to the place of their home. Employing the theoretical approach of Setha Low spatialized culture (2017), the aim of this paper is to show how residents of the Garden City Ciudad Jardín Lomas del Palomar are attached to the place of their home and neighbourhood and how this attachment is reconceptualized through the current socio-spatial changes of the place. Based on an ethnographic research, this paper seeks to explore how these changes affect the spatialized culture of a place by resident´s everyday perception, understanding and experience of place.


Garden city; Place; Place attachment; Space; Spatialized culture

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