The Abstractions of the Streets

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[Four shots I recently took in Wollongong. The rule of abstraction and the commodity, capitalism’s first principle. In the last shot, note the tiny Greek Chuch sandwiched between McDonalds and the multi-storeyed Chifley hotel in the background, Chifley being a working class Labor Party Prime Minister in the 1940s. Studies in capitalist urbanism, the rule of the commodity and private car, the absence of the human scale, nature and community…]

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~ by Peter Lach-Newinsky on May 31, 2013.

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