Michel de Certeau

‘If the Disney empire is a strategic space, then it is one that seems particularly susceptible to the trickster tactics of its visitors. When Disneyland opened, it’s designers waited to see where people actually walked before the layout of paths and park areas was finalized. The parks actually assimilate the tactical trajectories of its visitors, returning them in the form of strategies. Walking across the grass loses its subversive appeal- it’s easier and more efficient to keep to the walkways. Subversion is rendered pointless or even, as in the case of the infamous Autopia, impossible.’

– Scott Bukatman, Matters of Gravity, 2003: 23.


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I love to write about film and comment on culture. Hopefully providing insight and interesting thoughts for fellow cultural itinerants.
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