TEA AND THE CITY
“TEA AND THE CITY” (2009)
While reflecting upon the status of living arrangements I realized I’ve witnessed a sudden increase in the development of high rises and condos. Out of nowhere these tall, glass-centric towers and skyscrapers have been popping up and taking dominion in the air space especially around Square One in Mississauga and downtown Toronto. Earlier living spaces were all about one house on a decently sized plot of land and the focus seems to be on going up higher and higher.
Meanwhile, in the residential areas land is being challenged. What used to be a space for one is now room for ten. Houses are becoming mini apartments with more than healthy appetites for backyards, front lawns, and fields. They also appear to be suffering from separation anxiety in the way that they don’t appear to understand the concept of ‘personal space’ and they way they are often joined at more than just the ‘hip’. Like the typified cliques observed in highschool, they mimic each other in setup and dress.
So as more and more buildings go up I wonder where these people are coming from, how much nature is left, and how close are we to history repeating for us another Pruitt Igoe?