Quest for a question

Urban Explorers: Quests for Myth, Mystery and Meaning

This video was simultaneously posted on my wall and shown in my UG lecture on the same day, its obviously doing the rounds in the geography department at the moment!

A very interesting review of scholarly work relating to Urban Exploration featuring Alastair Bonnett, Tim Edensor, Caitlin DeSilvey, Hayden Lorimer and David Pinder. They discuss the various theories and practices in which Urban Exploration is rooted; psychogeography, material culture, nostalgia, hauntings and spectres, artistic expression, and heritage management.

I’m still in the process of trying to nail down a specific research question, and I’m not sure how useful this video actually is in terms of narrowing my focus!


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