What's on Your Wall?
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For all writing centers, space is vital. What directors have not begged and cajoled in order to secure a larger room without battered file cabinets and wobbly desks? Besides physical facilities, space can also reflect administrative concerns. As Ali Mageebon explains, “Writing centers are academic entities located in many places as part of an organizational chart,” such as reporting to a department chair or to the head of an academic support unit (9). Then, again, space can even mean a “pedagogical framework” or philosophy where collaborative interaction is the key to learning (Mageebon 9). But as clients saunter into the center, unpack their glistening laptops, and search for convenient electrical sockets, they are not thinking about organizational or pedagogical spaces. They notice something else: the walls.