Globalization is the growth of social interaction among people, businesses and governments worldwide. Trading across the world is used has dominated the transportation globally. However, this can have negative effects on the daily life of people and the ocean itself.
Forgotten Space- The Sea, Containerisation and the Spatial Imagination of Globalisation.
This screen essay tells the story of space and society have neglected the ocean as a central space for globalization and its many uses. Furthermore, this informs you the variety of ports and how its part of a global system. Throughout the essay film, various cases studies are brought to light showing how they have not only affected the oceans but people who live by the ports.
The sea is a very important part of the global industrial system but has been overturned by mistaken beliefs. Firstly, the sea is only a place that does not need to be used as it is thought to be an ‘old fashioned’ way of trading due to the slow moment of the ships transporting the goods and the decline in the economy being able to support this system. This suggests transportation of this kind should not and will not be used as much today and in the future. Secondly, Sekula & Noël Burch state in the notes for this film, as we are living in a post-industrial society, technology has become dominant within ports and significantly in the economy. This means this way of transportation is becoming old and outdated to the world. Also, this can make a variety of link to the Docklands, Canary Wharf due to it being a port for the outside world.
The film states ’90 percent of the worlds cargo moves by sea.’ This is thought to be extremely important and a change in the way technology was looking after cargo. Without the help of this factories, today would not be able to run as well as the creation of globalization. America was one of the first places which put this practice in the 1950s, using cargo containers, a metal box which was easily transported on to the ship. This showed history importance and changed the way space and time were used when accessing port cities and ocean pathways.
One of the case studies this essay film looks at is Bilbao. Bilbao once supplied high achieving port but today throughout the 19 and early 20th century, but from is now starting to dissolve into history. Money is still needed for the economic growth of the country. One way they have tried to do this is by designing the Guggenheim to promote creativity but to make it a more cultural society.