Spacing identity: Unfolding social and spatial-material entanglements of identity performance

Marianne Stang Våland, Susse Georg

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Abstract

In this paper, we analyze how architectural design, and the spatial and material changes this involves, contributes to the continuous shaping of identities in an organization. Based upon a case study of organizational and architectural change in a municipal administration at a time of major public sector reforms, we examine how design interventions were used to (re)form work and professional relationships. The paper examines how engagements with spatial arrangements and material artifacts affected people’s sense of both occupational and organizational identity. Taking a relational approach to sociomateriality, the paper contributes to the further theorizing of space in organization studies by proposing the concept of spacing identity to capture the fluidity of identity performance.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Management
Volume34
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)193-204
Number of pages12
ISSN0956-5221
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018

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Spacing identity : Unfolding social and spatial-material entanglements of identity performance. / Stang Våland, Marianne; Georg, Susse.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, Vol. 34, No. 2, 06.2018, p. 193-204.

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