The Politics of Topography

Last night I saw Trouble the Water with my man (I haven’t come up with a catchy nickname for him yet…) at BAM. So sad. How did we let this happen?  Would we let it happen again?  The politics of topography can be powerful indeed. One of the details that most struck me when I was there in November of that year was the line on everything—the line the murky water level had left behind. It was a perfectly straight line (being water level) that everything else was measured against. And if your house fell too far below the line that August, you lost.

(btw, that photoset is on catasterist, my personal Flickr account. I didn’t feel like moving it to, the official Flickr account of, well,



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