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Through the Window of Lenin's Ilyich

Opened in 1932, the Palace of Ilyich has been abandoned for the past 17 years as Dnipro (like the rest of Ukraine) tries to distance itself from its Soviet past. 289 more words

Communism

Memorializing Uncanny Histories: Materiality and Memory at Pulse

In June, 2016 a gunman entered the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida and murdered 49 people.  In the aftermath of the murders the club has been routinely invoked in a wide range of political causes, but materially it has become a place that illuminates the depth of homophobia, complicates gun rights, and recognizes domestic terrorism.  1,010 more words

Essay: Dark Tourism and Mass Media

A large amount of tourism literature deals with the marketing and consumption of “pleasant diversions in pleasant places” (Strange & Kempa 2003, p.386), but a number of communications scholars have recently attempted to explore tourism sites of a darker nature. 1,422 more words

Essays

Dark Tourism-A Perspective

Tina Enghoff, a photographer from Denmark, has a peculiar practice. She visits houses, in Scandinavia, of people who have recently deceased and takes pictures of their place. 1,027 more words

Travel

The Future of the Bunker // The Bunker of the Future: three sessions proposed for RGS 2017

I’ve today submitted the formal proposal for a three session bunker strand at this summer’s Royal Geographical Society annual conference (29 August – 1 September 2017, London). 844 more words

Meaning Making

Christiania - The Troubles of a Freetown

When heading to Copenhagen I had little interest in visiting Christiania but I had heard from friends that it would be worth it, after all it is Copenhagen’s second most visited place in the city. 561 more words

Photography

Crossing the Threshold: Mortality and the Paris Catacombs

‘Stop! This is the empire of the dead!’

The air changes suddenly. It’s still, as if someone has pressed pause on a music player, pulled the needle from the grooves of a record. 2,014 more words

Creativity