Just what you wanted – more alleys!

As usual, here’s a map of the day’s walk. Not much to say, really – still trying to find a focus for the project. Right now I’m leaning towards distilling five-six themes and exploring them in depth in five clearly defined locations in the city. But I have a feeling I need to get out […]

The Alley Zone

First, let me explain that I’m really using the “Chicago alley” as shorthand for everything outside and beyond the representative facades of buildings. Where the street frontage represents the social aspirations of its builders and inhabitants, the alley shows their everyday practical needs and desires. This is the world of decks, trinkets, exposed wiring sneaking […]