Location contributes an immense amount to how we grow up, develop and feel in the world. It shapes culture, behavior and preferences for everyone, everywhere. Although we don't necessarily choose where we grow up, we carry the lessons learned from those places throughout our entire lives. As we travel and explore the world, we see how different people communicate and live their lives - it opens our minds to things that we never thought were possible. As travel has been limited during the current era, we have felt more deeply the importance of our own homes and craved to get out into the world again and experience other places. All this to say, location plays a significant role in our lives.
Souvenirs are physical objects that often represent places or memories but often fall short of encapsulating the essence of a location. The prompt was to elevate the souvenir through storytelling, process, materiality etc. How can the souvenir be rethought, simplified or enhanced?
Please enjoy our presentation of the Souvenir Shop.
Strip Clubs. Though certainly possible to get a mouthful of something for $10, it's not typically a plate full of mouth watering lemon pepper chicken wings. However, as many ATL natives can assure you, some of the best food in the city is served at the world famous Magic City strip club. You won't find these wings on billboards or anything about them in the pamphlets at the airport, but they represent a cultural and culinary crossroads starkly unique to Atlanta. Rather than leaving the zoo with a resin cast butterfly or scorpion, bring home a real piece of what gives the dirty south its name.