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Margaret Crawford The Situationist In Relation To...
Margaret Crawford explores architecture’s relationship to consumer society and the avant garde's relationship to architecture....
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Marquis discusses projects for the elderly, as well as rehabilitating crime-ridden public housing. His involvement in socially...

Margaret Crawford The Situationist In Relation To Consumer Society

Margaret Crawford explores architecture’s relationship to consumer society and the avant garde’s relationship to architecture. She explores the parallels between the Situationist International movement–especially Guy Debord and Ivan Chtcheglov–and the development of the Shopping Mall in the USA, and the ideas of Victor Gruen, mall designer. She argues that Situationist ideas of “constructing the metaphorical city” live on in mall design.

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Margaret Crawford The Situationist In Relation To...
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Margaret Crawford proposes to discuss architecture’s relationship to consumer society and the avant garde’s relationship to...
Margaret Crawford The Situationist In Relation To...
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She explains the appearance of the shopping mall in the USA, describing the mall architectural typology, illustrated by many...
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She introduces the work of Victor Gruen, prominent shopping mall designer during the 1960s, who believed that the reorganization...
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She describes the ending of the Situationist movement in France in 1972. She notes that all the Situationist and Chtcheglov’s...

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Marquis discusses projects for the elderly, as well as rehabilitating crime-ridden public housing. His involvement in socially engaged projects provided him the opportunity to participate in the planning and construction of the Commodore Sloat School in San Francisco. Actively engaging the users in the design process led to a result that reflected their needs. Circulation determined form, and created a city-like organization within the design.