Centers of the USA

Christopher Hawthorne reviews an exhibition at the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Los Angeles on the subject of nine places in the United States that claim to occupy the center of the country.

According to Hawthorne, "the exhibition is in many ways an exploration of the human desire to find and mark a center, a universal impulse that has
gained new precision - and perhaps a new momentum - in the digital age."

Hawthorne uses the exhibition to muse on the seemingly ever-present compulsion in Los Angeles to (re)define Downtown and the changing definition of centrality.

"Organizing an exhibition like this one in Los Angeles, the first big city to develop without a single center, adds a layer of richness and irony to what's on the walls."

Full Story: Architecture review: 'Centers of the USA' at the Center for Land Use Interpretation

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