• Bleached Dreams – Troubling Places

    ‘We believe there was just never an island  there.’ Marie Seton, Scientist who undiscovered ‘Sandy Island’

    Car Parks, Casinos or ‘Seahaven’ – a fictional town in Peter Weirs ‘Truman Show’- are constructed environments which can be defined as a Branded Space or Non-Place. What are their modes of construction and how do they constitute our experience and identity?
    The lecture introduces dimensions of fictional and real spaces, looking close at their (often missing) historical and cultural context, perils and possibilities.

    Keywords: Non-Sites | Performativity of space | Google maps | Themeparks | Counterfeits


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