UBC Graduate Research

The Good Place : An Investigation of Shopping Mall as Shared Public Space Li, Weirong


Shopping malls are one of the most important public spaces in contemporary public life. Since the 1950s, the privatization of malls and the replication of the shopping mall model all over the world have changed the way we experience them and our relationship with them. This project is an attempt to examine shopping mall as a type of public space to understand its unique spatial qualities that give rise to the series of complicated relationships formed within and with it over time. Ultimately, the project seeks to raise questions about what is valuable about a space and what constitutes a desirable public space through the lens of the shopping mall.

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