Repeat After Me Eisenhower 2007
The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways were begun in the 1930?s with the Federal-Aid Highway Act. One of the largest road systems in the world, it has since contributed to the decentralization of the urban landscape and the proliferation of the modern suburb.
The suburb is a rigidly defined environment that perpetuates physical and artificial isolation. Accessible only via automobile, the newest developments exist in stasis, beyond the flow of natural time. Temporal and cultural references are thematic and insubstantial.
Home associations and developers impose strict codes of homogeneity. Grass must be no higher than, roof tiles must be composed of, paint must be within these; the outsider becomes glaring. There is safety in uniformity, recognition of compatriots is instantaneous.