Why The Prisoner imagery? Because the idea for The Outlaw Urbanist came to us while watching the entire 17-episode run of the 1960s British television series starring and co-created by Patrick McGoohan. His character, Number Six, maddeningly finds himself trapped in The Village where even escape is an illusion. The imagery of The Prisoner is entirely appropriate to the modern condition for millions of our citizens, who find themselves trapped in a suburban sprawl prison not of their own making caught in a false illusion of the idyllic where escape is the only answer to the questions we have consistently failed to ask.

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