This book argues narrative, people and place are inseparable and pursues the consequences of this insight through the design of narrative environments. This is a new and distinct area of practice that weaves together and extends narrative theory, spatial theory and design theory. Examples of narrative spaces, such as exhibitions, brand experiences, urban design and socially engaged participatory interventions in the public realm, are explored to show how space acts as a medium of communication through a synthesis of materials, structures and technologies, and how particular social behaviours are reproduced or critiqued through spatial narratives. This book will be of interest to scholars in design studies, urban studies, architecture, new materialism and design practitioners in the creative industries.

chapter |9 pages


chapter 1|19 pages


chapter 2|20 pages


chapter 3|19 pages

Dramatic Conflict

chapter 4|19 pages

Story Content

chapter 5|21 pages

Story Telling

chapter 6|19 pages


chapter 7|19 pages


chapter 8|20 pages

Framing and Reframing

chapter 9|21 pages

From Sole Authorship to Co-creation

chapter |1 pages