‘Park’ by Keller Easterling

In the park’s sterile political zone, its own civilization may begin again from the beginning…

Easterling’s parks are not places of rest and recreation: they are the nodes and hubs of the modern economy, the container ports, distribution centres, warehouse complexes and economic special zones that form the infrastructure of the 21st century. Automated, exclusionary, politically and cultural invisible, the park is the world – the rest of us live in the hinterland. This is visionary stuff, not least when it invites us to view the park not as a flow of goods but of data: the network economy made flesh.

In Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and its Political Masquerades, MIT Press, 2005