Museum of Modern Shopping (MoMS) is an para-museum and platform for conversation and collaboration on issues relating to the architecture – both physical, virtual, social, economic and psychological – of shopping. Throughout 2022, MoMS has presented a series of exhibitions and events, most of which have been situated within a 95-year-old shopping centre in Romford - Romford Shopping Hall.
Shop spaces are increasingly sitting empty as rents increase and people gravitate towards the convenience of online shopping. What does the future hold for these spaces? What about the small independent businesses that lose out as online retailers such as Amazon gain ever more power? What might our high streets and shopping centres become if they are no longer focused on retail? MoMS wants to imagine new possibilities for these spaces and consider how a new algorithmic architecture is shaping our habits of consumption online and impacting different geographical and social contexts.
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