After a decade of unprecedented real estate development, Madrid starts to deal with its contemporary ruins: on one hand, more than 47,000 empty apartments wait for a first buyer (Asprima report/Dec.2009), and on the other, hundreds of kilometres of perfectly paved streets run between eerie blocks, waiting for a first construction on their sides. ‘Road Trip through Madrid’s Bubble Challenge’ is an on-going photo-reportage of these frozen in time areas of development. Can they become the natural protected areas of the future?
PRISON MAPS is a set of two mappings of the Prison Industrial Complex, “What is the Prison Industrial Complex?” and “What is the Context for Today’s Prison Industrial Complex?” The first map, “What is the Prison Industrial Complex?”, maps out the relationship between the many forces which profit from and influence prison growth and criminalization. The second map, “What is the Complex for Today’s PIC?”, maps the historical change from the Welfare State to a new security state in which the state’s function has been reduced to one of force, apprehension and detention. Both are lend abstract visual representations to forces and things that can’t be represented in a photograph or through video, giving an understandable form to the complex workings of a growing and dispersed system
Bristol County Jail and House of Corrections