-- meeting 4 feb
-- thesis prep doc reads in a sense like a blog. amplify the "tag cloud" aspect on the left edge of the page for more effective organization.
-- bracketed urbanism --> extremism.
-- last stage of city fragmentation: see Guy Debord's Naked City (only the enclaves are left. the in-between is completely erased.)
-- examine the in-between white zones. I have problematized the interior zones, but what is "outside" of the bracketed spaces in Las Vegas? what is the actual environment of the everyday, in the generic grid?
-- document the actual elements of border-creation. catalog the fences, walls, etc.--the way that segregation is implemented in the city.
-- servant vs served. the simultaneity of front and backstage in the city, how they coexist.
-- adding more about the backstage and opportunities for continuity: see DeCerteau's Practice of Everyday Life (which he claims is the Practice of Performance)
-- mapping consciousness (Gill's diagram): could be my overriding organizational diagram. chart where examples fall, where my arguments/diagrams fall
week 1 project: site mappings/analysis
-- map the different scales of experience of the city (the tourist who flies in vs the resident who drives to work on The Strip)
-- how conflation of these could heighten the realities of each (of the in-between, of the enclave)
-- considering a SEZ for Las Vegas (Shenzen as precedent). a formal figure? a system? ex: ecotourism
-- my project as one proposed solution of connectivity
-- bring in climate as part of visceral body experience. visitors confronting nature. a non-internalized experience, unlike other programs. ex: flooding. continuities and discontinuities as result of natural water flows in the city.
posted on 2/09/2009