Sense of Place is always my starting point. What makes up sense of place - people, food, culture, landscape, architecture, geography & Presence of Place (that ever-lingering atmosphere that builds up over history or through a specific event). I start here because it shapes us and our buildings, and once we understand this - how we are formed and transformed through Sense of Place, we then have power to change our lives, to reach for healing and positive change. In 'Travel, Death & Spatial Design', I unpack the many facets of our relationship with land, culture, place and spaces to reveal this deeper reality in which we all live - the streets we walk in, the markets we shop in, the interiors we live and eat in, and store our historical elements and heritage in, the spaces we work in and the spaces we attend for treatment and healing - Without consciousness of this environment, we are powerless but once we access this way of knowing, we can choose to build for our sensibilities, treasure our past, appreciate our traditions and insist on public space that nourishes our soul. 'Travel, Death & Spatial Design' is available with colour illustrations at Lulu Bookshop and with black and white illustrations on Amazon.