BKK (Conglomerate Urbanism)

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These complexes, also known as “Conglomerate Urbanism”, combine various individual building prototypes into often spectacular vertical environments, exaggerating the already complex organization of the informal city into a conglomerate object, and challenge in the process many conventional notions of urbanism, both formal and informal.

–Ferda Kolatan, Critic

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ORD (Waiting)

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As of 2015, O’Hare is the fourth-busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic with 875,136 aircraft movements and passenger volume topping out at  76,949,336. Yet, at 8am on a Wednesday in December, International Terminal No. 5 still has silent spaces for waiting/anxiety.

MSP (Whittier)

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Whittier was virtually silent this morning–as though the entire neighborhood was breathing in the election outcome, realizing down might be the only direction we go, and then deciding not to turn on the coffee maker this morning.

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Fragmentary writing is, ultimately, democratic writing. Each fragment enjoys an equal distinction. Even the most banal finds its exceptional reader. Each, in turn, has its hour of glory. Of course, each fragment could become a book. But the point is that it will not do so, for the ellipse is superior to the straight line.
— Jean Baudrillard


Thinking about the next steps with this image object. I have it printed, 24 x 30 on a translucent Japanese paper. Is the production of an image-object enough? Or, is there a next step? A collaborative action to be taken through drawing, mapping, sorting order onto chaos?

Potato quality image of actual image-object:

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