Different Chicagos

Google maps presents Chicago as a homogenized space, fully accessible and egalitarian. All roads are free and open to travel, and symbolize the unity and integration of space. The radical cartographer’s map of Chicago, color-coded by race, reveals how humans actually live. Here, roads function to segregate spaces. The google map tells us where we can go while the radical cartography unveils the hidden stratification that actually dominates the lives of Chicagonians. This exposes the barriers to human movement, and in some sense class mobility that the Apollonian market globalist view of the Earth simply fails to acknowledge.

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