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Suburbia Gone Wild Documents Eerily Similar Suburbs Worldwide

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Published: Dec 30, 2013 • References: suburbiagonewild and gizmodo
Martin Adolfsson traveled all over the world for his project 'Suburbia Gone Wild,' but you wouldn't know it just by looking at it: each neighbourhood is practically indistinguishable from the next. It's impossible to ascertain whether an image is located in Bangkok or Mexico City; indeed, the copious, constantly reproducing environments seemingly threaten to merge into a single amalgam. It brings to mind Malvina Reynold's poignant lyric, "Little Boxes on the hillside/little boxes made of ticky tacky/little boxes on the hillside/and they all look just the same."

Adolfsson's project exemplifies a thirst for distinction; his search for meaning and identity among such uniform environments is palpable. However, despite his best efforts, it appears that each environment propagates the other, slowly inching towards a Suburban apex.

Suburbia Gone Wild provides a thought-provoking social commentary, leaving viewers to wonder whether or not our idiosyncrasies are being erased in favor of a singular archetype.