Map: Radical railbanking for Detroit


I came across this alternative use of mapping/ GIS data and was surprised by what I found. Beyond the psychedelic visuals, I found the idea of “railbanking” to be quite interesting and not beyond what many others have attempted to do with projects like Rails-to-Trails and the Detroit Greenways. This representation of railbanking takes it to a whole new level.

“This project hijacks and radicalizes the tactics of railbanking by manipulating geodemography through the productive misuse of conventional GIS software. In doing so, the project attempts to locate a constructive position relative to the hegemony of market segmentation geodemography from which the architect can operate.”

Read more from author McClain Clutter (now at the University of Michigan). . .


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