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Philipp Engel: “The suburban landscape is so iconic that it sparks a fascination from which we cannot break free”

Inside the exhibition "Suburbia"

The curator of the exhibition Philipp Engel examines the origin and vast expansion of residential neighbourhoods in the United States, an urban model centred on constructing large swathes of single-family homes on the outskirts of cities. Engel reflects on the allure that suburban landscapes have stirred in Western culture while highlighting the main issues and contradictions of the model, including segregation, safety paranoia and unsustainable consumption of water and energy.

Participants: Philipp Engel

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18 April 2024