Interiors in the Land of the Great Outdoors

Authors

  • Sam Kebbel Victoria University of Wellington

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37113/ideaj.vi0.201

Keywords:

New Zealand bach, Situationist international, Urban design

Abstract

In the context of an expanding economy around the so-called creative industries, many cities are searching for theoretical models to guide urban development. Theoretical models from early post-modernists are being regularly re-examined, in part, because of their relevance to models for the contemporary city. This paper investigates situationist theory as a lens through which to explore alternative pockets of culture. Using situationist theory as a lens to observe the culture of the New Zealand bach, or the myth that it left behind, this paper exposes the paradox of bach culture as an urban model: the paradox of institutionalising a creative culture of resistance and of escaping the city only to find oneself at its centre.

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How to Cite

Kebbel, Sam. 1. “Interiors in the Land of the Great Outdoors”. Idea Journal 6 (1):107-16. https://doi.org/10.37113/ideaj.vi0.201.

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Design Research Paper