Most of my writings are available at:
Publications: 2000-2018 only
2018 Architecture and Phenomenology, in D. Lu, ed. The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Architectural History
. London: Routledge, in press.
2018 Merleau-Ponty, Lived Body, and Place: Toward a Phenomenology of Human Situatedness, in T. Hünefeldt and A. Schlitte, eds., Situatedness and Place
. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, in press.
2018 Well-being and Phenomenology: Lifeworld, Natural Attitude, Homeworld and Place, in K. Galvin, ed. A Handbook of Well-being
. London: Routledge, forthcoming.
Architecture, Place, and Phenomenology: Buildings as Lifeworlds, Atmospheres, and Environmental Wholes, a chapter in Janet Donohoe (ed.), Phenomenology and Place
Lanham, MD: Roman and Littlefield.
2017 A Phenomenological and Hermeneutic Reading of Rem Koolhaas’s Seattle Central Library, a chapter in Ruth Conway Dalton and Christopher Hölscher (eds.), Take One Building: Interdisciplinary Research Perspectives on the Seattle Central Library
(pp. 50-65). London: Routledge.
2017 Hermeneutics and Architecture: Buildings-in-Themselves and Interpretive Trustworthiness, a chapter in Bruce Janz (ed.), Hermeneutics, Space, and Place
2016 Qualitative Approaches to Environment-Behavior Research: Understanding Environmental and Place Experiences, Meanings, and Actions, a chapter co-authored with Harneet Gill in Robert Gifford (ed.), Research Methods for Environmental Psychology
(pp. 115-135). New York: Wiley/Blackwell.
2016 Christopher Alexander and a Phenomenology of Wholeness, a chapter in Kyriakos Pontikis & Yodan Rofѐ (eds.), .In Pursuit of a Living Architecture: Continuing Christopher Alexander’s Quest for a Humane and Sustainable Building Culture
Champaign, IL: Common Ground.
2016 Integrating Wonderment and Practicality: Lifeworld, Architectural Design, and Christopher Alexander’s Phenomenology of Wholeness, in Arckitektur & Designpaedagogik
[“Architecture & Design Pedagogy”], Finn Thorbjørn Hansen, editor (pp. 354-369). Aarhus, Denmark : Arkitektskolen Aarhus, Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole Københaven, og Designskolen Kolding.
2015 Understanding Place Holistically: Cities, Synergistic Relationality, and Space Syntax, Journal of Space Syntax
[special issue on conceptual approaches edited by S. Griffiths and V. Netto], vol. 6, no. 1 (summer), pp. 32-43.
2015 The Phenomenological Contribution to Interior Design Education and Research: Place, Environmental Embodiment, and Architectural Sustenance, in The Handbook of Interior Design,
Jo An Asher Thompson and Nancy H. Blossom, editors (pp. 417-31). Oxford: Wiley/Blackwell.
2015 Situated Cognition and the Phenomenology of Place: Lifeworld, Environmental Embodiment, and Immersion-in-World, Cognitive Processes.
Vol. 16, no. 1 (supplement), pp. 389-92. DOI 10.1007/s10339-015-0678-9.
2015 Lived Emplacement and the Locality of Being: A Return to Humanistic Geography? in Approaches to Human Geography,
2nd edition, Stuart Aitken and Gill Valentine, editors (pp. 35-48). London: Sage.
2014 Place Attachment and Phenomenology: The Synergistic Dynamism of Place, in Place Attachment: Advances in Theory, Methods and Research
, Lynne Manzo and Patrick Devine-Wright, editors (pp. 11-22). New York: Routledge/Francis & Taylor.
2014 Looking at a Photograph—André Kertész’s 1928 Meudon
: Interpreting Aesthetic Experience Phenomenologically, Academic Quarter [Akademisk Kvarter]
, vol. 9 (Autumn), pp. 322-35.
2014 Physical and Virtual Environments: Meaning of Place and Space, in Willard & Spackman’s Occupational Therapy,
12th Edition, B. Schell & M. Scaffa, editors (pp. 202-14). Philadelphia: Wippincott, Williams & Wilkens.
2013 Environmental Embodiment, Merleau-Ponty, and Bill Hillier’s Theory of Space Syntax: Toward a Phenomenology of People-in-Place, in Rethinking Aesthetics: The Role of Body in Design,
Ritu Bhatt, editor (pp. 204-13). New York: Routledge.
2013 Lived Bodies, Place, and Phenomenology: Implications for Human Rights and Environmental Justice, Journal of Human Rights and the Environment,
vol. 4, no. 2 (September) pp. 143-66 [invited, blind-peer reviewed article for a special issue on “human bodies and material space”].
2013 Phenomenology and Uncanny Homecoming: Homeworld, Alienworld, and Being-at-Home in Alan Ball’s HBO Television Series, Six Feet Under,
in Resisting the Place of Belonging,
Daniel Boscaljon, editor (pp. 155-70). Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.
2012 “A Jumping, Joyous Urban Jumble”: Jane Jacobs’s Death and Life of Great American Cities
as a Phenomenology of Urban Place, Journal of Space Syntax,
vol. 3 (fall), pp. 139-49.
2012 Place, Place Identity, and Phenomenology, a chapter in The Role of Place Identity in the Perception, Understanding, and Design of the Built Environment,
Hernan Casakin et al., editors (pp. 3-21). London: Betham Science Publishers.
2011 Seeing and Animating the City: A Phenomenological Ecology of Natural and Built Worlds, a chapter in The Natural City,
Ingrid Stefanovic, editor (pp. 231-256). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
2010 Gaston Bachelard’s Topoanalysis in the 21st Century: The Lived Reciprocity between Houses and Inhabitants as Portrayed by American Writer Louis Bromfield. In Phenomenology 2010,
ed. Lester Embree (pp. 225-43). Bucharest: Zeta Books.
2010 Phenomenology. In B. Warf, ed., Encyclopedia of Geography,
vol. 4 (pp. 2165-69), London: Sage.
2010 Relph, Edward (1944–). In B. Warf, ed., Encyclopedia of Geography,
vol. 5 (pp. 2410-11), London: Sage.
2009 Existential geography, co-authored with Jacob Sowers. In R. Kitchin and N. Thrift, eds. International Encyclopedia of Human Geography.
vol. 3 (pp. 666-71), Oxford: Elsevier.
2008 Place, Placelessness, Insideness, and Outsideness in John Sayles’ Sunshine State.
[blind peer-reviewed on-line “Journal of Media Geography”] vol. 3 (June), pp. 1-19; available at: http://geogdata.csun.edu/~aether/pdf/volume_03/seamon.pdf
2008 Place, Belonging, and Environmental Humility: The Experience of “Teched” as Portrayed by American Novelist and Agrarian Reformer Louis Bromfield. In Writings in Place: John Burroughs and his Legacy
, ed. D. Payne (pp. 158-73). Newcastle, Great Britain: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
2008 A Phenomenology of Inhabitation: The Lived Reciprocity between Houses and Inhabitants as Portrayed by American Writer Louis Bromfield, Proceedings: 2008 ACSA Annual Meeting, Houston
, Washington, DC: ACSA Press.
2008 Place and Placelessness
by Edward C. Relph, co-authored with Jacob Sowers. An entry in Key Texts in Human Geography,
Phil Hubbard, Rob Kitchen, and Gil Valentine, eds. (pp. 43-51). London: Sage.
2007 Karsten Harries’ Natural Symbols as a Means for Interpreting Architecture: Inside and Outside in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Alvar Aalto’s Villa Mairea, co-authored with Enku Mulugeta Assefa. In Wolkenkuckucksheim
, [on-line architectural journal] vol. 12, no. 1 (August), pp. 1-7; available at:http://www.tu-cotbus.de/theo/Wolke/eng/Subjects/071/Seamon/seamon_assefa.htm
2007 A Lived Hermetic of People and Place: Phenomenology and Space Syntax [keynote address], in A. Sema Kubat et al., eds., Proceedings, 6th International Space Syntax Symposium
, vol. 1, pp. iii-1-16. Istanbul: ITU, Faculty of Architecture; available at:
2006 Interconnections, Relationships, and Environmental Wholes: A Phenomenological Ecology of Natural and Built Worlds, in Melissa Geib (ed.), To Renew the Face of the Earth: Phenomenology and Ecology
(pp. 53-86). Pittsburgh: Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center.
2006 A Geography of Lifeworld
in Retrospect: A Response to Shaun Moores, Particip@tions
2 (November) [Particip@tions
is an on-line peer-reviewed professional journal of media and communication studies; available at: http://www.participations.org/
2005 Goethe’s Way of Science as a Phenomenology of Nature, Janus Head, 8
(1): 86-101 [Janus Head
is a biannual journal of “interdisciplinary studies in literature, continental philosophy, phenomenological psychology and the arts”].
2005 Grasping the Dynamism of Urban Place: Contributions from the Work of Christopher Alexander, Bill Hillier, and Daniel Kemmis, in Tom Mels (ed.), Reanimating Places
Burlington, Vt: Ashgate.
2004 Revealing Environmental and Place Wholes: Lessons from Christopher Alexander’s Theory of Wholeness and Bill Hillier’s Space Syntax, Environmental Philosophy
2003 Connections that Have a Quality of Necessity: Goethe’s Way of Science as a Phenomenology of Nature, in Back to Earth,
(1): 3-11 [journal of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy].
2002 Physical Comminglings: Body, Habit, and Space Transformed into Place, in Occupational Therapy Journal of Research
2001 Olana after Frederic Church, co-written with Karen Zukowski, in Frederic Church’s Olana
: Architecture and Landscape as Art
. (pp. 67-74). Hensonville, NY: Black Dome Press.
2000 A Way of Seeing People and Place: Phenomenology in Environment-Behavior Research. In S. Wapner, J. Demick, T. Yamamoto, and H Minami (Eds.), Theoretical Perspectives in Environment-Behavior Research
(pp. 157-78). New York: Plenum [reprinted in Turkish in Mimarlik Kulturu Dergisi [Magazine of Architectural Culture]
2000 Concretizing Heidegger’s Notion of Dwelling: The Contributions of Thomas Thiis-Evensen and Christopher Alexander, in Building and Dwelling
[Bauen und Wohnen
], edited by Eduard Führ. Munich, Germany: Waxmann Verlag GmbH; New York: Waxmann, 2000, pp. 189-202.