The Couple Who Lived in the Mall

Lisa Selin Davis has an interesting examination of Americans and their relationship to malls, told through the prism of Michael Townsend and Adriana Yoto.? The Providence couple squatted inside Providence Place back in 2003.? Intending to stay there for only a week, they ended up creating a makeshift apartment for themselves and lived in the mall for four years.? They insist they would have lived there indefinitely had they not been caught.? What’s interesting about the article, aside from their story, is how malls are evolving from simply gigantic collections of indoor stores to something more.? The city and the suburban are becoming interchangeable.? [Salon]

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