Update: I went back in June of 2018.
The narrow strips of city in between the iconic arteries of the Northside sometimes go unnoticed, but there are many surprises.
But honestly, sometimes it is sad to travel these blocks; there is not a lot of good news to report.
But the beauty remains, even if it is scarred and abandoned.
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Jobs of the future.
Don’t stop believing!
Everything is fine…
if you just ignore all the places that resemble Chernobyl AND the places surrounded by more troops than Gaza AND the places where the storefronts are boarded up AND the places that were formerly actual places before they were turned into parking lots / weed gardens AND the places where one out of every ten telephone poles has a memorial to a victim AND…
Chris’s work occupies the tension between promise and elegy. To be able to see through both prisms is vital.
EXCELLENT analysis of Chris’ work. Thanks.
And – esp. to him.