On Symptoms of Cultural Industry

On Symptoms of Cultural Industry examines the impact of cultural production on economic, social and physical characteristics of post-industrial cities, specifically North Adams, Massachusetts. The book is an extension of an exhibition that included performance, video and photography procured from interviews with former workers of Sprague Electric Company, now home to MASS MoCA. While specific to a region, the book speaks widely to conditions cities face in wake of changes from Fordist to post-Fordist economic models.


James Voorhies with Timothy Nazzaro, Nate Padavick, Rachel Sherk, Cassandra Troyan

Published by Bureau for Open Culture, 2011
Designed by Nate Padavick
32 pages
8.25 x 5 inches
out of print

Curated by James Voorhies