Driving the Golden Spike – The Aesthetics of Anthropocene Public Space

April 1st, 2016

A micro-publication proposing to re-read Chicago’s many aesthetic layers as an in-situ site of the production of geologic legacy.

In Driving the Golden Spike, the reader joins Brian Holmes as a front-seat-passenger for a meditation on the past and present of the city of Chicago. The micro-publication looks at the metropolis as a site of origin for materials, particles, and social relations that define the new geological epoch of the Anthropocene. Part of the Deep Time Chicago pamphlet series.