‘Hardwarehouse’ is much friendlier, more feminine (private), less masculine than a ‘Bunnings Warehouse’. Coles supermarkets, among others, can resemble contemporary residential architecture. Mazzucchelli’s window displays quote the mantel, the display or trophy case, filled with adornments.
Wilson continues to expand her discourse with quotes from Mike Davis’ account of what he terms, the “destruction of accessible public space”:
“The contemporary opprobrium attached to the ‘street person’ is in itself a harrowing index of the devaluation of public spaces. To reduce contact with untouchables, urban redevelopment has converted once vital pedestrian streets into traffic sewers and transformed public parks into temporary receptacles for the homeless and wretched. The American city . . . is being systematically turned inside out – or rather, outside in. The valorised spaces of the new megastructures and super-malls are concentrated in the centre, street frontage is denuded, public activity is sorted into strictly functional compartments, and circulation is internalised in corridors under the gaze of private police.” (cited in Brettle & Rice, 1994, p. 19)
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