Highway Nomads

Van Mensvoort
December 12th 2009

Whereas 40.000 years ago we used to roam the Savanna, today many people live the live of highway nomads. As an investigation of this lifestyle, artist Melle Smets and philosopher Bram Esser spent four continuous weeks on the highway.

Their journey brought them to tank stations, motels, gay-meeting spots, road-restaurants and industrial outskirts. The question they tried to answer is intriguingly simple: Is it possible to live on the highway? And what does it to people?

Website: Snelwegmuseum (Dutch). Related: Observing Next Nature, Waves of Asphalt, Magic Highway USA, Interchange, On the Road, Via Trendbeheer.

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