chapter  2
Architecture as cultural production
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The owner of a mobile home, regardless of where it is located – alongside others in a small urban mobile home park, or isolated in a Western ranch setting on the outskirts of town – confronts the regional filter from the moment the mobile home is put into place. A mobile home introduced into the northern regional climate of Montana and set up in a mobile home park unaltered remains, for the purposes of interpretation, a product of popular consumer culture and the broad network of corporate logic that shaped it originally. Here, we might consider the mobile home as an architectural blank, because up until recently mobile homes were aesthetically neutral, regionally indistinct, and perfect for adaptation (Figure 2.3).