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Article Alert- Reckoning with ruins

Progress in Human Geography has just published a great overview of the academic study of ruins by Caitlin DeSilvey and Tim Edensor called “Reckoning with ruins.” Abstract: Scholarly interest in ruins and derelict spaces has intensified over the last decade. We assess a broad selection of the resulting literature and identify several key themes. We […]
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Call for NCPH Roundtable Participants: Innovative Reuse in the Post-Industrial City

We are currently seeking 3-4 participants for our roundtable titled “Innovative Reuse in the Post-Industrial City” at the NCPH Annual Meeting in Monterrey, CA, March 19-22, 2014. Participants should have either worked on or currently working on historic preservation projects on less charismatic structures such as industrial buildings and abandoned infrastructures in urban areas. Discussion […]
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Discarded Architecture, Intentions, Pasts

This is a quick post to share two remarkable photo essays. One looks at North Brother Island, while the second considers Admiral’s Row. Both are long-abandoned spaces in New York City. The images bring to mind Tim Edensor‘s work about how meanings are imagined, inscribed, forgotten, rewritten, and reclaimed in such haunted places. (Edensor’s themes […]
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