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Built Nostalgia: Why Some Are Lamenting the Death of the Mall

Built Nostalgia: Why Some Are Lamenting the Death of the Mall
Built Nostalgia: Why Some Are Lamenting the Death of the Mall, Inside the now abandoned White Flint Mall. Image © Flikr CC License / Mike Kalasnik
Inside the now abandoned White Flint Mall. Image © Flikr CC License / Mike Kalasnik

We have all visited places that linger with us long after we leave them, often drawing us back through the memories we made there. When recalling this memory of place, however, we rarely consider malls to be evocative of such powerful emotional connections. A recent article from The Huffington Post argues that these common shopping centers can incite some of the deepest nostalgia. "Why I'm Mourning The Death Of A Mall" delves into the connection between malls and their inherent qualities of independence, community, and growth, and encourages us to view them from a different perspective, as our increasingly technology-centric society may make the mall a thing of the past. Read the article, here.

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Holly Giermann
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Cite: Holly Giermann. "Built Nostalgia: Why Some Are Lamenting the Death of the Mall" 07 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/584871/built-nostalgia-why-some-are-lamenting-the-death-of-the-mall/> ISSN 0719-8884
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