Ethnographic placemaking analysis essay


According to your text,  a close analysis of a concept “leads to a focused and insightful point about the concept.” In other words, when we analyze concepts like “place” or “space,” “home” or “house,” we can question what those abstract terms really mean to us and the world.


This assignment has three major objectives:

  • Learn to break a concept down into its parts.
  • Use questions to explore common preconceptions that surround the concept
  • Develop an essay that uses examples to provide an insightful exploration of an old concept that leads to a new discovery

Our Process

Below is a list of each week’s objectives:

Week 09 | Understand the assignment, Find the Article, and Finetune The Placemaking Concept, Begin the Introduction 

Week 10 | Draft #1 (1000 words or 4 full pages + Works Cited) and Peer Reviews

Week 11 | Final Revision and Submission (1,250 to 1,700 words or 5-7 full pages + Works Cited) 

What is an Analysis Essay?

Analysis is “the act of breaking something down to see how it works” (CEL 153). Analyzing a concept asks us to think critically and make connections between what other sources are saying and how they are saying it. The goal of analysis is not to evaluate or judge, but rather to uncover a new and well-informed truth.

For this Analysis Essay, you will

  • Analyze your concept: what is the standard definition? Why do people accept that definition? How do you think the concept should be defined? Why?
  • Focus both on analyzing the text within its larger cultural context and within a more narrowly defined situation or group.
  • Write an essay that is relevant, interesting, and emotionally connected to a community of readers. 

I Have a draft of my thesis statement please go off that and elaborate on it as well also :

 Creativity, what exactly is it? Creativity is the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. When creating something one must go through a creative process which can include many factors like mood, inspiration, ideas, etc. This can all be derived from a studio.  All these things are important when turning creative ideas into tangible pieces of art and in the article Making Space for Creativity: Niche Construction and the Artist’s Studio by Jussi A. Saarinen and Joel Krueger the authors show us the meaning behind the designs of an artist studio and the impact the studio has in the creative process of an artist. In the text the authors uses many rhetorical skills within their passages. In this analysis paper we will be focusing on 3 types of rhetorical writing skills the authors use in their article to connect a place which is the studio with a particular group which are artist. The first being their thesis which tells us what we will be going over in the article. The second skill which would be allusions and the third which would be identifying elements and explaining their functions.