The ancient art of shopping – Kim Fischer

The ancient art of shopping

In this week’s RiotACT article I talk about the different experiences of shopping in a mall versus a local shop:

Local shops [are] important too, encouraging greater physical activity for nearby residents and providing a sense of community and “place” that is simply missing from our globalised and homogenous shopping centres. People may be able to find a recognisable McDonalds store anywhere in the world, but the experience of visiting Little Oink in Cook or the local hairdressers in Florey is both unique and personal.

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