shopping mall, Rhode Island Mall, reprogramming, repurposing, collective memory, biofuel center
"facing contemporary retail trends, the age of the shopping mall is on the verge of obsolescence. An icon of late twentieth century economy and society, the mall holds significant importance to both individual and collective memory. In order to preserve its iconic presence, the type must be fragmented and adapted to a completely different program to avoid total demolition. Doing so will preserve the memory of its presence and experience while introducing a new layer of program and memory in its fabric."
Danho, Jonathan, "Mall | Memory | Morphology : Fragmenting / Adapting an Obsolete Building Type" (2006). Architecture Thesis Prep. 10.