Water Tower, 2011, Fordlandia: The Lost City of Henry Ford

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Trained as an architect, Dan Dubowitz has spearheaded “cultural masterplanning”—or urban regeneration—projects for numerous cities in the UK. In his work as an artist, Dubowitz focuses his practice on cultural wastelands, with an interest in discovering what abandoned spaces can reveal about the psyche of contemporary society. This series of photographs provides viewers with an opportunity to reflect on the Fordist ethic of industrial mass-production, the epoch of American imperialism it ushered in, and the consequences left in its wake. The saga of Fordlandia finds parallels today in the environmental destruction wrought by multinationals.

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