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Dr. Andrew Wood
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City of Ruins

Chernobyl Ruin
"In the ruin, time is made visible through space. The past is invading the present and the future, always taking us out of the now, casting us backwards or forwards in time, as a catastrophe that has already happened or will happen: the past as ruinous present, the present as anticipated cataclysmic future."

- Silke Arnold-de Simine, "The ruin as memorial - the memorial as ruin"


We explore modern ruins as a lens to read contemporary tensions in public life.


Andrew Wood's summary of Silke Arnold-de Simine's The ruin as memorial - the memorial as ruin

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Andrew Wood