the World is Indeed Flat

Thomas Friedman has once coined that “The World is (indeed) Flat) – since the growth of the internet, the hyper increase in technology and accessibility has altered the way we navigate the 21st century fabric. We are all accustomed to this flatness in our boastful inventions of the flat television monitors or the replacement of keyboard punch keys by flat touch-sensitive screens.

The following photo essay is meant to depict the world that is, by all means, NOT flat in its figure, dimension, or complexity, and yet through a basic frame, can be rendered as flat. The curves and depths of each space are flattened into two-dimensional images, just as technology has flattened the hierarchy of commerce and power.

 

(left) Skyspace, de Young Museum, San Francisco – James Turrell
(right) Guggenheim Museum, New York – Frank Lloyd Wright
photo credit: Anesta Iwan

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(left) Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto – Daniel Libeskind
(center) World Trade Center Memorial, New York – Davis Brody Bond
(right) Whitney Museum, New York – Renzo Piano
photo credit: Anesta Iwan

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(left) University of Toronto. Toronto
(center) Robarts Library, Toronto – Mathers & Haldenby Architects
(right) Superior Court of Justice, Toronto
photo credit: Anesta Iwan

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(left) Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Pavilion, Toronto – Hariri Pontarini
(center) Black Star, Whitney Museum, New York – Frank Stella
(right) Wavedeck, Toronto – West 8
photo credit: Anesta Iwan

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(left) CN Tower, Toronto – John Andrews
(center) Ryerson University Student Learning Center, Toronto – Snøhetta and Zeidler Partnership Architects
(right) James Turrell 67 68 69, Pace Gallery, New York – James Turrell
photo credit: Anesta Iwan

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(left, center, right) University of Toronto. Toronto
photo credit: Anesta Iwan

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(left) Skyspace, de Young Museum, San Francisco – James Turrell
(center) Toronto City Hall, Toronto – Viljo Revell
(right) Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto – Frank Gehry
photo credit: Anesta Iwan

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