- Oct 2015
Davis, the Western city is rapidly coming unglued. It is a runaway train fuelled by equal parts hubris and fear. It is Roadrunner suspended over the abyss. In tapping in to this anxious tradition of writing on cities, Davis is hardly alone. For example,
This detailed metaphor, "Roadrunner suspended over the abyss" is quite a fear inducing way of representing the city and urban representation. My analysis of this quote is that it seems we have a lot of potential energy that provides a substantive way of creation, but the problem is that the embodiment of this conception is surrounded by darkness, an inescapable void similar to a black hole so that our fate seems to be known and not a good one. This makes me anxious.