The landscapes of everyday life
How important are parks, playgrounds, farmers’ markets, restaurants, or even streets and sidewalks to our quality of community life? Amanda Johnson's research endeavours to explore these landscapes of everyday life to understand the community-based meanings and perceptions associated with these places. Specifically, her research examines how people interact in everyday places to understand how these places can be managed to allow for everyday and practical uses by a diversity of individuals and communities. Amanda’s past research projects have examined farmers’ markets as everyday places for local residents and visitors, the community impacts of forced displacement from homes and recreation spaces, and everyday interpretations of public leisure spaces.