part of Dan Dubowitz’s Wastelands series:
“The spaces that we abandon reveal much about ourselves and the psyche of contemporary societies. The way in which we respond to these wastelands shape not only the emerging city but the society it constructs.
It seems that a proportion of every city is always wasteland. These neglected or abandoned places are fragile and ephemeral, a transient aspect of a changing, living city yet development appears unable to clear them away for good, only to move them on from one part of a city to the next.
These Civic Works projects ranging from photography and permanent artworks to cultural masterplans, collectively explore wastelands and this sustained and seemingly permanent feature of the modern city.”