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Reading the Past and the Faraway: Simulation, Meaning, and Macau

Part 1 Dissertation 2018
Ethan Loo
University of Sheffield | UK
Dependence on niche economies has fuelled the creation of a conspicuous architectural landscape of colonial baroque and vast destination-themed casinos in the former Portuguese colony of Macau. With the charge that such architecture constitutes Baudrillard’s meaningless hyper-real or a tourist stage-set, this piece investigates Macau’s continuous reinterpretation of the past, and whether meaning may arise from use and experience as opposed to reading the imagery as representational sign.
Ethan Loo

Mr Russell Light
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