-- thesis workshop 6 dec
[ a group of thesis prepsters got together to present and discuss our work thus far. presentations were 10 minutes each, in groups of 2-3, with 30-40 minutes of discussion afterward. it was became an effective forum for feedback, general idea-sharing, and inspiration to get motivated for the final "thesis prep" stretch. we hope to do it again in the beginning of next semester. ]
questions about intent: designing a new casino typology--the big box--or something else? a: something else. rather I would explore a combination of social + specific programs that utilize the casino typology to create new civic space. re-making the casino specifically is not my goal, nor likely a feasible goal given the success of current economic operations in these spaces. but thinking of the casino as a city is productive, and specificities about its nature could be productive for creating urban space. looking at cycles...
similarly, in response to questions about the nature of tourism and singular interactions, I emphasize that the interactions I want to foreground are those potentially within the residential/permanent community, and secondarily those including tourists.
DEFINE public vs civic (social) spaces. understand private vs public roles. and make clear my own interests, especially because the image of LV has been so pervasive, so studied, and everyone comes in with their own notions (precisely what I would like to challenge).
escapism remains an important part of my research and strategy, and that should be more strongly incorporated into my proposal.
strengthen diagrams, site and program speculation...
posted on 12/07/2008