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Pop Theory: The Architecture of Late Night Shopping

Runting, Helen; Sjögrim, Rutger and Torisson, Fredrik LU (2017) In Architecture and Culture 5(3). p.513-524
Abstract
Inviting audiences into the late-night, precarious world of (photo)shopping, we explore the way in which the ghostly figures of the Photoshop world – its exhausted architects, indebted consumers, and the two-dimensional cut-outs that populate its spaces – are all put to use in a project of producing subjectivities through environments. Feminist critiques of visuality provide a basis in understanding the play between bodies and worlds that set this production in motion. By looking at the mechanics of “pre-occupation” that allow us to inhabit such images, we speculate: could a re-theorization of this most commercial of “extraarchitectural services” (visualization) allow the activity of shopping be put to more radical use?
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Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
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2050-7836
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10.1080/20507828.2017.1367484
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  language     = {eng},
  month        = {10},
  number       = {3},
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  series       = {Architecture and Culture},
  title        = {Pop Theory: The Architecture of Late Night Shopping},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20507828.2017.1367484},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2017},
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