After San Francisco's new mayor announced imminent plans to "clean up" downtown with a new corporate "dot com corridor" and arts district--featuring the new headquarters of Twitter and Burning Man--curators Erick Lyle and Chris Johanson brought over 100 artists and activists together with …
Simple History Series #11: Interstate Highway System
by J. Gerlach
Published by Microcosm Publishing
40p, b&w, 4.25"x5.5"
"Rather than condemning the planning and development of the Interstate Highway System, J. Gerlach’s Simple History Series continues to objectively look at the historical events, military concerns, and governmental priorities that led to its development. Gerlach investigates the opportunity costs and the citizen groups who fought construction and changes to their neighborhoods throughout the last one hundred years. Given the interstates’ ability to divide neighborhoods, make poor citizens poorer, and induce demand