Tag: dereliction tourism

‘This House Is Occupied’: Demolition Politics in the Belgian ‘spookstad’ of Doel

Kaeleigh Herstad , April 3rd, 2017

Last week I visited the small ghost town (“spookstad” in Dutch) of Doel in northwest Belgium. Doel has been at the center of an international controversy for the…

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Are Urban Explorers Heritage Activists?: The ‘Eternal Drabness’ of DeHoCo

Kaeleigh Herstad , November 28th, 2016

“[Urban exploration] is a community of people who by their inherent nature break rules and expectations. Expecting them to then follow the rules of a community is patently…

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