ArcadesPromenades

Managed liminality

In Promenades on May 26, 2010 at 11:34 am

A collection of photos from Brighton’s promenade that have been brought together to illustrate the concept of ‘managed liminality’, which is a term we are developing in our work to describe how the carnivalesque freedoms offered by the concept of the liminal can come to serve dominant power relations.  These images show how the liminality of the shore is limited and exploited through the regulation of the promenade itself.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Advertisements
  1. This photo set brings this regulation of the seaside and of the promenade across very clearly. It shows us the action of ‘governmentality’ on the space and life of the seaside.

    p.s. its pretty flash too. which formatting technique is it?

  2. I agree, signage is a very physical manifestation of policy / power…annoyed that I didn’t capture the ‘crimestoppers’ sign that was also up: http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/

    WordPress now has a new slideshow feature, so not entirely of my design!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: