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  • 1. Consumer Culture & the city
    • Alex Button, Allison Chewter, Kristina Tang, Yougendran Thiyagarajah, Ezra Wasser
  • 2. Introduction
  • 3. Introduction
    • Consumer Behaviour & Impact on Urban Space
  • 4. Introduction
    • Importance
      • Stores act as Landmarks
      • Make up Urban Space
      • Facilitate Social Interaction
      • Function Promotes Place
  • 5. Consumer Culture
  • 6. Consumer Culture
      • Began in Late 20th Century: Symbol of Advanced Industrial Societies
      • Design, Production & Use of Things
      • Aestheticization of Consumer Goods Intensified Cultural Meaning
  • 7. Consumer Culture
    • Rise in Culture Industries
    • Consumer Culture Increasingly Mediates Social Groups
    • Contrast is Social Stratification
  • 8. Consumer Culture
    • Proliferation of highly visible spaces of consumption
    • Aestheticization of Public Space
    • Shape Urban Interaction and Sociability
  • 9. The Brand
  • 10. The Brand
  • 11. The Brand
    • Brandscaping:
      • Organization of Space by Brand
    • Themed Restaurants & Stores
    • Amplified Visibility
  • 12. The Brand
  • 13. The Brand
    • Replacement of Old Department Stores
    • Used as Wayfinding Tools
    • Familiarity
  • 14. The Brand
  • 15. The Brand
    • 3rd Places: Homes Away from Home
    • Social Segregation
  • 16. The Shopping Mall
  • 17. The Shopping Mall
  • 18. The Shopping Mall
    • Urban to Suburban Movement
      • Anchored by Branches of Downtown Stores
      • Drained Investment from Downtowns
      • Furniture Simulates Downtown
  • 19. The Shopping Mall
  • 20. The Shopping Mall
    • Social Space
      • Mall Walkers
      • Loitering Teens
      • Social Isolation
      • Formal Social Conduct in Stores
  • 21. The Shopping Mall
  • 22. The Shopping Mall
  • 23. The Shopping Mall
    • Perceived Safety
      • Geographic Isolation
      • Power Centres Perceived as Unsafe
      • Family-Oriented Leisure Centre
  • 24. The Shopping Mall
  • 25. The Shopping Mall
  • 26. Cultural Quarters, Urban Villages
    • Urban Villages and cultural quarters are organizer around the principle consumption, promoting various kinds of cultural goods and services including food, fashion, entertainment and housing. (Bookman 267-8)
  • 27. Cultural Quarters, Urban Villages Gastown, Vancouver Distillery District, Toronto Gay Village, Manchester Banglatown, London
  • 28. Cultural Quarters, Urban Villages Soho, New York City Exchange District, Winnipeg
  • 29. Cultural Quarters, Urban Villages
    • Naturally Developed Village and Planned & Implemented Quarters are Different
    • Problems & Issues Associated with Quartering
  • 30. Cultural Quarters, Urban Villages
    • In general the most successful cities contain the most culturally and socially diverse innovative spaces of consumption. (Jayne, 2006, p. 23)
  • 31. Questions
    • How can shopping be a socially stratifying experience?
  • 32. Questions
    • What cities/areas are identified by things?
  • 33. Questions
    • Can power centres affect social cohesion?
  • 34. Questions
    • Has social space moved from the public space to the private mall?
  • 35. Questions
    • Think of a cultural quarter or urban village in your home town.
    • What image does it have?
    • Why?
  • 36. Consumer Culture & the city
    • Alex Button, Allison Chewter, Kristina Tang, Yougendran Thiyagarajah, Ezra Wasser
  • 37. Thank You