Prompt: Your task is to write a concise and reflective essay about a particular cultural landscape or about some landscape element. Your essay should not just be a description; it should develop an argument or thesis of some sort — most likely an analysis of your subject’s social and cultural meaning. You must carefully focus your subject and ideas. Use and cite between 5 to 10 SCHOLARLY sources.
Questions to address: How does this landscape help people know their place in society? How does it relate to broader aspects of American culture? Does your landscape support or deny the assumptions that Americans are often thought to be individualists and that Americans love efficiency?
The sources don’t have to be about the forum shops specifically, they can be about theming in a similar place or about the social implications of theming in American architecture