Cohocksink

After decades of urbanization, more than 80% of the American population lives in a major metropolitan area. 

Using a buried creek bed (the Cohocksink Creek, once a source of power for mills in the wilderness surrounding Philadelphia, now a storm drain) as a mythological guide, and contained entirely within one square mile, Cohocksink explores man's relationship with the 21st century American city. 

The work explores history, perception, and usage of space, and the traditional separation of city and suburb. It also raises questions about what role nature still holds for an American population that has become primarily urbanized and suburbanized.

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