Author: Jake Nogy
The Sprawling City
Course: ARCH 5201 – Graduate Seminar 2
Professors: Mokena Makeka and Jill Stoner
Year: Fall 2020
Why do we build cities where we do? How do natural resources shape a metropolis? This piece explores these questions with my own manufactured city. By crumpling up a piece of paper I created my own landscape where I could imagine where waterways might develop, and natural resources could flourish. Adding human silhouettes, I imagined how a city might grow with this knowledge in mind and just how dependent and shaped we are by our surroundings. Different levels of focus on this piece are intended to reveal different scales of the city, from the intimacy of an individual to the collective of the entire community.