Form Matters

Morten Hedegaard Larsen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This thesis investigates the reasons for our (in the Western World) preference for shopping (for food) in supermarkets? What social and performative historical developments might explain this preference? And what are the consequences of this preference? Historical descriptions of the performativity of the food market from the first Agora’s to the supermarkets of the 21st century as well as from theatre’s and Western performance spaces will form the comparative analytical basis, together with sociological/Performance theories so as to give a coherent historical narrative to explain our current mode of shopping and thus contemporary interaction and performance. Furthermore, suggestions and designs to the performative ‘betterment’ of the food market are given at the end of this thesis.

UddannelserPerformance-design, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato15 maj 2010


  • shopping performance
  • Food market