Learning from Los Curries

Stringer, B. and McAllister, J. 2019. Learning from Los Curries. AJAR: Arena Journal of Architectural Research. 4 (1), p. 1. https://doi.org/10.5334/ajar.57

TitleLearning from Los Curries
TypeJournal article
AuthorsStringer, B.
McAllister, J.
Abstract

Photography culture is a major part of the tourist experience, whether it is the drunken selfie posted in a chatroom, or the carefully composed street scene published in an upmarket guide book. The pictures shown here, attempt to respond critically to the different dialectics of the camera, bodies, architecture, and light that prevail in the nightime in Magaluf and Palma. These images also aim to transgress the boundaries between these places’ different visual cultures, because they seem outmoded in the way they socially categorise tourists, in what on closer inspection, is evidently becoming part of a more ‘liquid modernity’ than the one still being portrayed (Bauman) (1). This paper expands upon themes raised in a short article published in 2015 (2).

1. Bauman, Z. Culture in a Liquid Modern World. Cambridge: Polity Press; 2011

2. Stringer, B & McAllister J. Guided by the Lights in Magaluf and Palma, Architecture and Culture, 2:3, 417-426; 2014

KeywordsMagaluf , light , tourism , photography , urbanism , island
JournalAJAR: Arena Journal of Architectural Research
Journal citation4 (1), p. 1
ISSN2397-0820
Year2019
PublisherARENA Architectural Research Network
Publisher's version
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.5334/ajar.57
Web address (URL)https://ajar.arena-architecture.eu/articles/10.5334/ajar.57/
Publication dates
Published04 Jan 2019
LicenseCC BY 4.0

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