Cities have always been subject to the forces of ruination. Buildings, monuments, and infrastructures built with the pretense of permanence, inevitably succumb to the shifting fates of disinvestment, abandonment and transition. How should we look at these spaces as citizens, as designers, planners, and ecologists? What’s going on within them and why does it matter?
Piranesi, Pasolini, and Punk Rock—Reflections on the Meanings and Potentials of Urban Wastelands in the Eternal City (and Beyond).