By Caitlin DeSilvey
Transporting readers from derelict homesteads to imperiled harbors, postindustrial ruins to chilly conflict try out websites, Curated Decay provides an unprecedented provocation to standard pondering at the conservation of cultural background. Caitlin DeSilvey proposes rethinking the care of sure susceptible websites when it comes to ecology and entropy, and explains how we needs to undertake a moral stance that enables us to collaborate with—rather than guard against—natural processes.
Curated Decay chronicles DeSilvey’s travels to areas the place experiments in curated ruination and artistic cave in are less than method, or into consideration. It makes use of case reports from the U.S., Europe, and in different places to discover how items and constructions produce which means not just of their protection and endurance, but in addition of their decay and disintegration. via available and interesting dialogue of particular areas and their tales, it lines how cultural reminiscence is generated in encounters with ephemeral artifacts and architectures.
An interdisciplinary reframing of the concept that of the spoil that mixes ancient and philosophical intensity with attentive storytelling, Curated Decay represents the 1st try and practice new theories of materiality and ecology to the worries of severe background studies.
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