United States of Highways

P-22 has passed. The famed Griffith Park mountain lion, who lived in isolation from his kin on an island surrounded by Los Angeles freeways, was presumably hit by a car this week.

Just as highways divide wildlife from habitat and migration routes, they are, in a very real sense, borders which confine us all.

P-22 was a reminder that there’s no clear distinction between cities and nature. But as walls and highways go up, the landscape becomes fractured. Our job is to reconnect it.

Map: Jordan Engel. As always, the Decolonial Atlas’ original media can be reused under the Decolonial Media License 0.1.


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