Thursday, September 8, 2011

Living in the Grid

The Grid of Kings County
The Grid of the borough of Brooklyn is clearly not as consistent as the one of Manhattan. In fact, it looks like the Grid is a mosaic of multiple smaller Grid fragments, each built in another direction. 

What is it like to live in the Grid, a Cartesian system that could be as easily continued to the infinity? It not only suggests decentralization, it blocks any form of centralization. In a society where the virtual public space is overwhelming the physical public space, what does become of such decentralized space? Is it still able to function as a meeting place? Or, will it eventually become solely a logistical system for people and goods, just like the supplies it already delivers? 

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