Postmodern City & Space of Flows. Taipei’s Examples. Outline. Starting Questions Taipei’s Hybrid Identity –a Historical Perspective Review 1: Planned City vs. Organic City Review 2: Taipei’s History
Vive l’amour (愛情萬歲), The Personal (徵婚啟事) and Love Go Go (愛情來了):
a. different degrees of mobility;
b. the global vs. the local in the uneven flows of goods ( geometry of power);
c. Compression of time and space (space virtualized or non-place)
d. risk factors
e. Loss of stable relations and identity
1. Taipei station –北門 vs. highway and high buildings
2. 植物園-- 清衙門 and 天文館
3. 新公園-- 牌坊, 火車 and 省博物館
4. 中山北路 – the Japanese + the American
1895-1925 Japanese Modernization – European-Style architecture, Parks, Blvd, Taiwan Hospital, S-Tokufu總督府 & Japanese Houses
Dependency theory vs. modernization theory:
Source pp. 5-6
Which of them have been formalized? Which of them are still problematic?
1. alienation of elite culture from grass root society
2. Understanding of ‘culture’ through consumption, esp. that of name brands. (p. 315)
Problems in Family and Love relations:
Accidents with hidden remote reasons of gender oppression
Accident leading to justice?
Another semi-positive figure: 管畫家
Lonely, boring job as a typist.
Eats “TV” food
Shy and loves to sing
Two bread-lovers and one bad singer
Interested in watching air planes
A nice aunt who fails to understand her nephew
大胖妹 -- 小痞子喬書培: Call機One with a gentle voice, nice name but mean heart.
Revenge? But against whom?
Turns to look at the airplane.
Compromise, fun, mutual support.
Like a family
Self-Parody; the film vs. the film within the film offer work
turns the urban mess into an art form
Lonely, bored, but willing to help.
Joining the hunting ritual of the aborigine.
The blue pilot