GRID CORRECTIONS - THE BOOK
In the summer of 2016, I am driving around, a little lost, overwhelmed by the scale of the American landscape.
I look for a point of reference: something that would make a particular place stand out in this monotonous farmland of Kansas? On a dusty, die-straight road running south to north, I stop at an unexpected T intersection...
Gerco de Ruijter
Take a square piece of paper, wrap it around an orange and observe the tapering folds in the paper. If you want to cover the earth with checkerboards, you can only do so if you outsmart the folds in the paper.
This grid is a human intervention into landscape. On the ground a seamless road. From the air an imperfect network. In imperfection lies perfection.
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