By Stephen Graham
A progressive reimagining of the towns we are living in, the air above us, and what is going on within the earth underneath our feet
Today we are living in a global which can not be learn as a two-dimensional map, yet needs to now be understood as a sequence of vertical strata that extend from the satellites that encircle our planet to the tunnels deep in the flooring. In Vertical, Stephen Graham rewrites the town at each point: how the geography of inequality, politics, and identification is set when it comes to above and below.
Starting on the fringe of earth’s surroundings and, in a chain of riveting reports, descending via each one layer, Graham explores the realm of drones, the town from the point of view of an aerial bomber, the layout of sidewalks and the hidden depths of underground bunkers. He asks: why was once Dubai equipped to be obvious from Google Earth? How do the super-rich in São Paulo reside of their penthouses some distance above the road? Why do London billionaires construct sizeable subterranean basements? and the way do the know-how of elevators and subversive city explorers form existence at the floor and subsurface of the earth?
Vertical will make you examine the realm round you anew: it is a revolution in figuring out your house within the world.