stephen connolly // projects


Machine Space(38 mins 2016)

“The land is not only an object of struggle between the classes, between rich and poor; it defines their very existence and the separation between them.” Fredric Jameson NLR Mar/April 2015

Machine Space re-imagines city of Detroit as a landscape of finance capital. The film explores the uneven geography within the city limits, tracing historic red-lining boundaries in this extreme post-fordist, neoliberal space.

Machine Space is informed by the writing of Lefebvre on cities, space and social reproduction and questions the relationship between the urban form of this city and it's residents. PhD by practice, University of Kent, 2015

Home Owners Loan Corporation Residential Security Map traced on a contemporary Detroit.
The red areas were refused housing finance until the 1970s