“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”- Winston Churchill
The impression of the quote and the theme of the illustration is that the buildings and the spaces we create are a reflection of who we are and what we value. But at the same time, who we are and what we value is an outcome of the buildings and spaces in which we live, work and learn. Engagement with public spaces is a multisensory experience and triggers psychological feelings through different forms, functions, cultural values, scales, colours and textures. Public spaces leave an impression in the form of a “memory of space” through our senses. Therefore, our behaviour, our point of view, and how we interact with others are greatly shaped by the buildings, the streets and the neighbourhoods and the spaces we occupy.