If place really is a meeting place then ‘the lived reality of our daily lives’ is far from being localised – in its connections, its sources and resources, and in its repercussions, that ‘daily life’ spreads much wider. Where would we draw the line around ‘the grounded reality of the everyday’? That’s one question ‘thinking geographically’ might throw up. But there’s another. If we imagine place as the meaningful side of space, that implies that ‘space’, the ‘global’, the wider world, is in contrast somehow abstract: not real and lived; not meaningful.
Doreen Massey, 2002