Title

The Car Park

Published In

Street Signs

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2007

Subjects

Marc Augé -- Criticism and interpretation, Place (Philosophy), Modernism (Aesthetics)

Abstract

This essay uses the work of Marc Augé as a lens through which to view the supermodern urban space, and how the concept of place is manufactured and negotiated. The author focuses on a car park to elucidate these themes, and agrees with Augé, who claims that non-places such as car parks fail to create identity or relations.

Description

Originally appeared in the Autumn 2007 edition of Street Signs, published by the Centre For Urban and Community Research, Goldsmith's College, University of London.

May be accessed at http://www.gold.ac.uk/cucr/streetsigns-publication/.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19633

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