For twenty-one years, I lived in the same suburban neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky. I vividly remember these surroundings. Unfortunately, as I departed, my parents relocated to a large exurban neighborhood twenty-three miles outside of the city; because my definition of home was altered, I began to critique my parents’ situation and the American phenomenon of moving up and out. I was also interested in the iconic nature of Exurbia. A vast, gray sky surrounds the emptiness of fortress-like structures. I see the formal commonality of design that homogenizes mainstream American culture embedded within the rooftops .
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