Much has been made in recent days of
A Mall is a Mall is…
Those who take a swipe at
The malls that have a depressive effect on shoppers are those that look and feel the same regardless of where it is in the world that you’re shopping.
That’s why I like the smell of malls in the UAE where you enter a new arcade and you receive a strong whiff of Arabic perfumes or you visit a shop and you’re greeted with an incense burner and a cloud of oud.
Everywhere and Nowhere
In 1989 Michael Galinsky toured
I shot about 30 rolls of slide film in malls from Long Island to
North Dakotato . It was hard to tell from the images where they were taken, and that was kind of the point. I was interested in the creeping loss of regional differences. I thought a lot about (photographer Robert) Frank's "The Americans" as we drove from place to place without any sense of place. Seattle
A Sense of Place
The lovely feature about
It would be a shame when the malls of Fujairah open and we walk around thinking that this could be a mall in
Hopefully the designers of the malls in
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