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!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s