chapter  11
Follow the food
How eating and drinking shape our cities
ByJesper Pagh
Pages 21

This chapter gives a brief introduction to the history and theory of architecture since the early twentieth century. This serves to deepen the understanding of the role of the architect before moving forward to analyse the example of Torvehallerne Market through three different lenses. These analytical lenses is called 'Experiences, Public Space and Economic Growth', 'Vagabond Capitalism and Tourist Urbanism' and 'Ethics, Responsibility and Apparent Objectivity'. The phrase vagabond capitalism puts the vagrancy and dereliction where it belongs - on capitalism, that unsettled, dissolute, irresponsible stalker of the world. Tourist urbanism, on the other hand, is a notion used by architect and professor in urban planning, Jens Kvorning, to question the nature of the production of architecture in globalization. That the good intentions of creating a food market could be used to privatize public space was clearly not calculated, but goes to show the power - intended or not - embedded in the architectural practice.