Fun Palace of Westminster by Edward Crooks
Politics as entertainment in today’s leisure economy.
"The Fun Palace of Westminster acts as an extension to both the political and tourist programmes of the Houses of Parliament, creating a direct dialogue between politicians and the public. Drawing on the mass appeal of the Palace, a theme park beneath the building acts as a social barometer for the political programme above.
A range of theme park attractions react to and rely on global political issues to function, and as such provide a better or worse experience for the visitor depending on the success of British politics. Customer satisfaction with the park acts as an indication of the current political consensus."