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2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

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"'It Don't Exist': The Impact of Sprawl and Suburban Build-Out on Inner-City America"

Saturday, March 28 - 10:00AM to 10:45AM
Venetian Room

Brouws has been documenting the racial segregation, white flight
and deindustrialization across the Northeastern United States
for the past decade. Feeling kinship with the New Topographics
Movement from the mid-1970s that explored the impact of the
constructed suburban world on the natural one, Brouws has inverted
and politicized that premise to show how the devastating
effects of rampant sprawl destroyed and supplanted facets of the
socio-economic and racial fabric of America's cities. Combining
statistical data and visuals-in the form of typologies and narrative
images-Brouws's presentation will explore this sometimes
overlooked and forgotten terrain.


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