Film Screening- The Forgotten Space

The sea, Containers and the Spacial imagination of Globalisation. Reading- http://moodle.arts.ac.uk/pluginfile.php/575656/mod_resource/content/1/Allan%20Sekula%2C%20Noe%CC%88l%20Burch%2C%20The%20Forgotten%20Space%2C%20NLR%2069%2C%20May-June%202011.pdf ‘Of all the forgotten spaces, the sea in its ancient terribleness, is the most forgotten. 9/10 of the world’s commerce travels in this way’. (‘The Forgotten Space’) Global Space Containers  changed how docks work- link to Canary Wharf – decline of the docks etc. The…

Research Methods- Case Studies- UNFINISHED

Concentrate on specifics should be related to theoretical framework good for small scale researchers Canary  Wharf as a case study for urban regeneration strong data from people’s experiences allow for generalisation from specific instances to a specific issue shows the complexity of social life. data source for thirteen analysis builds on actual practice must show…

Generic Cities- UNFINISHED

Cities without history London landmarks- history is used for tourism Regeneration- stratford for olympics Starchitecture Signature architects Zaha Hadid Foster &partners Elbphilharmonic Tate Project Mcguggenisation Guggenheim Museums as place marketing palm islands  

Research Method- Visual Ethnography

Study and interpretation of social organisations and cultures in everyday life Ethnography is the study and interpretation of social organisations and cultures in everyday life. It is a research-based methodology, and when this research is conducted using photography, video or film, it is called visual ethnography- Tate.org.uk Involves mainly field work It can be non-…

Canary Wharf-History of the Space

The River Thames links London with the world and allowed the city to thrive. In the early 19th century new dick facilities were built on the river, industrialising the riverside. Over the years the building of these docks drastically changed the character of the east end. The building of the London dock resulting in the…

Canary Wharf Trip- Worksheet Questions

What evidence is there that a private company owns Docklands? To me walking around I didn’t really see any evidence of this, but I may have just not seen it What surveillance can you see being used in Docklands? Does being watched change your behaviour? There is a lot of CCTV in the area. When…

UNFINISHED-Trip to Westfield

Westfield- McDonaldization and Disneization Shopping centres such as Westfield are the perfect places to see these two theories Westfield has lots of extra things in thw shopping centre such as casino, bowling and a cinema. All of the high street shops are on the top floor meaning people have to walk through the rest of the…

Example of McDonalization

Nail Salons Having your nails done is meant to be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. It should be like a spa treatment helping you unwind and making yourself feel better. However since the popularity of acrylic and fake nails in the early Noughties the business of these salons has become much more efficient, it is much more of…

Branded Spaces- Mcdonaldisation Cultural Homogenisation (& Disneyisation)

 Cocacolanization–Refers to the globalisation of American culture Americanisation– American/ Western Ideas being spread around the world Swedish anti-emigration propaganda from 1869, at the height of the Swedish emigration to North America. The picture has been scanned from H. Arnold Barton, A Folk Divided: Homeland Swedes and Swedish Americans, 1840—1940, Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 1994. The image…

I Remember…Bowie

As Bowie was never a big part of my life I don’t remember any original releases of his music but I remember hearing it throughout my childhood in various places. My first memory of any of his music was in the movie ‘Shrek’. One scene used the song ‘Changes’ and since then it has been…

Reading Week: Exhibition visits

FANDOM-OPOLY- The Vault @ The Hard Rock Cafe London The Vault at the Hard Rock Cafe is a collection of specially donated pieces of music memorabilia. It is located underneath the Hard Rock Store in Mayfair and it can only be accessed by asking a staff member to take you down there. The name the Vault…

Reading week: FAN-WORK

  Proposal For my fan created content I will create an illustration of Tom Fletcher from the band McFLY using Adobe Illustrator. Tom is a keen vlogger, along with being a musician, and at the end of his videos he places fan art over his face, my aim will be to be selected for this. I…