C2: North American Research Cluster
Team Lead: Jan Nijman
Research Context, Methods and Goals:
This group of researchers will investigate and write about contemporary form and meaning of the suburban in a range of North American cities. All cases are researched and written against the backdrop of the ‘classic’ perspective on suburbanization in North America as it was developed in the third quarter of the 20th century. This will be the main commonality of the cases and the backbone to this sub-project. The purpose of this cluster is to stretch, challenge, subvert, or modify conventional understanding of suburbanism, in that same North American context in which it originated. What is the present-day logic and meaning of suburbanization in North America?