Two years ago I did a successful Kickstarter campaign which helped me finalize my book project Suburbia gone Wild.
With your help we now hope to raise enough funds to print the book in a limited edition only available to friends and followers of the project.
For the past six years I've been photographing model homes built for the newly minted upper middle class in emerging economies around the world. The model home works as a 1:1 scale “no assembly required” model for the potential home buyer that is fully decorated up to and including family photos of John Kerry.
The project has been described as a combination of positively amusing and awkwardly eerie, a document of a telegenic standardization that increasingly reflects the constructed world of The Truman Show.
I've used model homes as a vehicle to describe the economic and cultural homogenization that is now occurring in many developing countries. The work includes every continent (except Australia) and more specifically the suburbs of Bangkok, Shanghai, Bangalore, Cairo, Moscow, Johannesburg, São Paulo and Mexico City.
I feel the most salient exploration is the shift in the mindset of the residents of these new suburbs from an identity that's based on nationality to a globally marketed form of identity that unites the residents of these enclaves with each other, regardless of location, more than with their own countrymen.
The foreword will be written by Joseph Grima, Editor-in-Chief at Domus.
It's been nominated for several awards including Prix Pictet and the Santa Fe Prize and been featured in:
Thank you for your support!
Below are the available items, they come in three sizes: 11x17" (28x43cm) and 16x20" (40x50cm) more prints and sizes are available on request. The prints are in editions of 8 in each size, printed on archival paper and signed by Martin Adolfsson. The book is also included in the price.
Risks and challenges
As with all projects, setbacks occur every now and then. Printing a book is a complicated process and a lot of things can go wrong,That is why we intend to work with printers that we trust and have partnered with before.
Please keep in mind that the delivery dates are estimates.
We will do our best to send the reward to you at the estimate time but unfortunately we can't promise it will arrive right on time. If there are any delays in the production we will promptly inform you about it through the update section (you'll also receive an email if you pledged).
Thanks to you, this campaign will (hopefully) be sucessfully funded. So when we get to that point, we'll send you an email to get your shipping address. We kindly ask you to use an email address that you check frequently when you pledge.
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