Authors/Contributors

Kolby Forbes

Document Type

Thesis Prep

Publication Date

Fall 2016

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

tourism, nashville, consumption, spectacle, commodity, pavilion

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

With the departure of manufacturing and industrial production from urban centers, contemporary American cities have turned to tourism as a method of turning the experiences and memories of a site into a commodity for public consumption. This pursuit of capital produces bubbles of pure spectacle that neglect historical events of significance through a series of simplifications and reductions. The investigation of this thesis is to hyper accelerate these negations, creating spectacles of commodity fetishism into an absurdist event of carnival through a series of urban pavilions, similar to those produced in John Hejduk's Masque explorations, revealing the discrepancies and contradictions between crafted illusions and realities of experiences.

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