Lecture 1. Global Production and Consumption

created by:

Michelangelo Sabatino

from the module:

The Global Turn

We identify and discuss the contribution of world exhibitions and fairs to global production and consumption of good and commodities as it relates to the emergence of new spaces of display and commercial collectivity. Case studies range from the Crystal Palace at the Great Exhibition of London (1851) to the urban department stores of Europe (Innovation by Victor Horta in Brussels and Schocken by Erich Mendelsohn in Germany) and suburban shopping malls in the post world war two USA (Southdale by Victor Gruen) and more recently in the middle east and Asia (Makkah Shopping Center in Mecca, Saudi Arabia).

supporting documents:

Lecture Notes