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Urban Porn

With new urban spatial products proliferating globally, subsequent forms of advertising these products have emerged to lure in global investment. But what are the selling points? In her video collage, architect Keller Easterling pieces together the strange tropes and idealizations characterizing these sellable traits raising questions as to who or what these cities of the future are for.

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Keller Easterling

Yale University

Keller Easterling is an architect, writer, and professor at Yale University. Her book, Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (Verso, 2014), examines global infrastructure as a medium of polity. Another book, Subtraction (Sternberg, 2014), considers building removal, or how to put the development machine into reverse. Other books include: Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and its Political Masquerades (MIT, 2005) and Organization Space: Landscapes, Highways and Houses in America (MIT, 1999).