Tag: ruin porn

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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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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Deconstructing Detroit: The Politics of ‘Reclamation’

Kaeleigh Herstad , February 18th, 2016


I attended the Society for Historical Archaeology’s annual meeting in Washington DC in January and presented in the excellent, day-long session, “Contemporary and Historical Archaeologies …


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