The New York Talk Exchange exhibition / project reveals transnational connections (and border crossings) mapped within a city.
Maps are power projections. Adminsitrative jurisdiction and lines divide responsibilities for a space. But these lines made on paper force social processes into play with consequences in real space. Planning maps, as such, can be thought of as tools of violence, destruction and exclusion for their impact.
About 19 kilometers (12 miles) of what appears to be black polypropylene twine, 3mm in diameter and suspended in the sky, demarcates an important boundary in Central Brooklyn.
Our great, global cities are turning into vast gated citadels where the elite reproduces itself
– Simon Kuper, Financial Times More