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Representing the Global

a research + design lab


We live in a global world.


We bring it home.


We shop it.


We shop it.


We taste it.


We breath it.


We envision it.


What is the global? - How is it represented? - What are the processes of representation? - What are the impacts and outcomes of representation? - What is produced? What is consumed? - Who is in control? - What is at stake? 


Themes for the semester: Consumption - shopping, lifestyle, economy Intimacy - self/other, security/fear Agency - politics, change, media, citizenship Space - architecture, urban form, spatial power relations, global city Desire - economy,  freedom, capitalism, production, consumption Destruction - spatial/political conflict, redevelopment, sustainability, cultural identity, memory


Is it real?


Is it a copy?


What is the difference?


Where are we again?


Does it matter?


Do you see it?


What happens next?


Well?


The global is . . . ? a product a service a treatment an image a strategy an investment a piece of real estate a relationship a risk a feeling a taste a desire a lifestyle a theme park a crime a reality a reality show a simulation a speculation


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CLASS ONE: What is the Global?