Mexico City Morphologies

"Mexico City Morphologies." Streetnotes 26 (2019), special issue 'From Above: The Practice of Verticality' (Click on the image for the PDF). This essay uses Google Earth images to examine urban morphologies in Mexico City. Vertical views of the world embraced by cartographers and planners have long legitimated claims to authority, truth, and temporal power. Since its introduction in 2008, Google satellite view has only reinforced such presumptions, particularly given the company's entangled relations with the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Nevertheless, aerial photographs provide an undeniably useful source for architects and urbanists to study city form and metropolitan expansion. Th

Geometry of Corn + Blood

Click the image above for the PDF. Heathcott, Joseph. "Geometry of Corn and Blood." Dispatches from the Institute of Incoherent Geography, Vol. 1. Pittsburgh and New York: Flugschriften, 2019.

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