All across the world a uniform, homogeneous model of development, inspired by Los Angeles style urban sprawlconsisting of massive freeways, parking lots, shopping malls, and large-scale masterplanned communities with golf coursesis being stamped onto the earth's topography. This globalized model of architecture does not respect or adapt itself to the natural or cultural environment onto which it is implanted.
German American photographer Robert Harding Pittman began working on this project in Los Angeles ten years ago. Since then he has been photographing the spread of "L.A. style development" in Las Vegas, Spain, France, Germany, Greece, Dubai, and South Korea.
Robert Harding Pittman is a photographer and filmmaker, living between USA, Germany and Spain. His main interest is how different cultures interact with the environment and how they manage development”. His award winning documentaries, which address many of the same issues treated in Anonymization”, have been shown at festivals around the world.
Bill McKibben is author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989, the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org. The Boston Globe called him "the country's most important environmentalist."
Alison Nordström is Curator of Photographs at George Eastman House, the oldest and largest museum of photography in the United States. She was the Founding Director and Senior Curator of the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida from 1991 to 2002. There, she curated over 100 exhibitions of photography including the popular biennial series Fresh Work, and major surveys of landscape, portraiture, travel photographs and journalism
Ellen Dunham-Jones is an award-winning licensed architect and professor teaching contemporary architectural and urban design studios and theory. Curently she is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Georgia Tech College of Architecture.
Anette Baldauf studied educational theory at the University of Vienna and sociology at the New School for Social Research in New York. Her research focuses on postindustrial city formations, popular culture, social movements, and critical art. Teaches at University for Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria.