This lecture discussed the non-fictional and the fictional, imaginary spaces or places that are not a part of the normal world or even has a physical presence. Constructed environments or branded space and places. Why are they developed and how do they become a part of our new identity? What/Who defines a branded space or place? Are their limitations and major differences between a space and a place or do they correlate? Parallels and similarities can be found in Saussure’s theory of Semiology, Bentham’s panoptic model and contemporary surveillance were introduced.
Branded spaces, performativity, threshold, profane, sacred, liminality
1. Is masonry destiny? Referring to a fictional or ‘real’ example of your choice, examine the organisation of domestic space as determined by cultural, historical, and architectural factors.
2. Which elements (objects, performance and landscape) can form a counterfeit space? Investigate the details of a fictional or real example.
3. How does the Simulated Spaces and/or a Non-Space space alter our identity?
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