Thesis

Constant’s New Babylon prescient about postcapitalism – automation and flexible work/blurring boundaries between work and play. Despite the future of more free time, public space in the urban realm is increasingly privatised in the twenty first century.

Study of theme parks as a typology – opening of Disneyland in 1955
Banksy’s critique of consumerism through ‘Dismaland’
how film can be used to critique our contemporary culture

privately owned public space –> station
public transport/infrastructure
theme parks + architecture
las vegas and venice
cinema and critique

Reading list

Total Landscape, Theme Parks, Public Space By Miodrag Mitrasinovic