Cities of You

City #3: Zodsti (Todd S)

18 x 24", Pen on Paper

Zodsti was built on a dare. How high can we build until it collapses? How far can we build until it breaks off? Over time, it came to be that your social status in Zodsti was not determined by wealth or occupation, but by risk and innovation. Zodsti attracts engineers and architects- but the special kind who build structures that should not exist. But this is not because the people of Zodsti are particularly reckless. Their unspoken secret is that they are actually very risk averse- often double and triple checking each beam, rope, and cable. The young are taught never to take risks. The oldest members of the city live in the section farthest over the chasm.