Tag: abandonment

Awakening to Ruins

Kaeleigh Herstad , May 20th, 2016

I’m reading through Robert Ginsberg’s The Aesthetics of Ruin (2004) again and came across this wonderful poem he wrote about the different options for a ruin (120): Awakening to ruins…

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Urbex in Baltimore

Kaeleigh Herstad , April 26th, 2016

Reporter Jessica Anderson recently interviewed me for this fascinating piece about urban exploration in Baltimore. I enjoyed talking with her about the allure of abandoned/vacant spaces and learning m…

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Curated Ruins and Un-Memorials: The Afterlife of Detroit’s Michigan Theater

Kaeleigh Herstad , September 4th, 2015

I came across Gabriel Moshenska’s Curated Ruins and the Endurance of Conflict Heritage (2015) via Twitter last week, which happily coincided with my first visit to Detroit’s former Michiga…

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