Experience a chronicle of “forgotten places & places never found” that is meant to capture the views of these massive feats of engineering and challenge notions of place, while questioning what is the “highest and best use” in this context.
Very few roadways are experienced as a destination and yet, wherever you go, there you are (1.) The spaces left around roads and highways are often left as an undesigned buffer, unused, and deemed undesirable. But yet, they cost billions to build and maintain. Presented here is a chronicle of “forgotten places & places never found” that is meant to capture the views of these massive feats of engineering (both bland and beautiful) and challenge notions of place while questioning what is the “highest and best use” in this context.
1. “wherever you go, there you are” possibly based on an original quote of Confucius, and also title of modern-day book by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. meaning that the destination is in the present moment of here and now, wherever you find yourself.
Curated by: Emily Laughlin
A graduate in Architecture from the University of Texas-Austin, 2004, Emily has worked in the related fields of interior design, architecture and real estate ever since. She finds beauty in the everyday mundane and seeks to communicate an awe to enrich viewers’ experience. She is currently focusing on creative works of expression and pursuing new ventures in urban agriculture.
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