Friday, December 03, 2004

A View from Street Level

St. Louis isn't New York City, obviously. You won't be knocked off the sidewalk if you stop and survey the streetscape. On the contrary, the urban terrain here in this Midwestern city is comprised of broad boulevards with little pedestrian traffic. There is enough space here to provide a perspective of the urban environment from a distance and time to view it in detail from close up.

Those driving by in their SUVs are isolated from the space they are passing through, traveling at speeds that deny them a view of the city. This, of course, limits not only their worldview, but their basic comprehension of where they live and who they are.

Urban Road Kill will strive to combat this ignorance by reporting on everyday discoveries found on the streets of the city that sleeps next to the great brown god.