a small city on the plains

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Before I started my roadtrips in south eastern Australia I briefly explored ways to gain a bird’s eye view on the city of Adelaide from the perspective of the Adelaide hills or the Mt Lofty Ranges. I wanted to spatially show both how small the CBD was compared to either Sydney or Melbourne and how an industrial Adelaide was primarily a suburban city with a small centre. Industrialisation after 1945 equated to the car+ suburbia with respect to urban form.

Adelaide, early 1990s

I wanted to situate the city spatially in the landscape to highlight that, though it was the capital city of South Australia, it really was a small regional city Adelaide, which from the 1980s onwards, was bypassed by global capital that favoured Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

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