tourism, nashville, consumption, spectacle, commodity, pavilion
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.
Forbes, Kolby, "Y'all Come Back Now, Ya Hear: A Reflection on Tourism and the Carnivalesque" (2016). Architecture Thesis Prep. 318.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.