Redundant Geographies (2008)

by Palace

Los Angeles, CA, 2008. C-print, 980mm x 980mm.

The rectification of problems of oil, consuming levels and expansion is ubiquitous, the answer lies in the centres of large cities, particularly in Europe. This model is stacked apartments, shared cores, densely located, satellite commercial nodes and a lesser reliance on the automobile as everything is neatly connected with public transport or accessible by bike or foot. There is no sure-fire way of converting the American dream into this sustainable response. It will be a process of taking away the life that has been common to generations and blindingly easy to live in. It might just generate a civil uprising if running politicians promise the un-promise-able: that one can keep their SUV, and their double-story house, and the luxuries that come with it.

Redundant Geographies' projects life as it could be, a world relentlessly aiming to make convenient the suburban lifestyle, ...

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Los Angeles, CA, 2008. C-print, 980mm x 980mm.

The rectification of problems of oil, consuming levels and expansion is ubiquitous, the answer lies in the centres of large cities, particularly in Europe. This model is stacked apartments, shared cores, densely located, satellite commercial nodes and a lesser reliance on the automobile as everything is neatly connected with public transport or accessible by bike or foot. There is no sure-fire way of converting the American dream into this sustainable response. It will be a process of taking away the life that has been common to generations and blindingly easy to live in. It might just generate a civil uprising if running politicians promise the un-promise-able: that one can keep their SUV, and their double-story house, and the luxuries that come with it.

Redundant Geographies' projects life as it could be, a world relentlessly aiming to make convenient the suburban lifestyle, justifying growth however proving the original intention of the commuter (farming) surburb is now but a figment of tentant's imaginations.

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