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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


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


Crossing the Threshold to Death's Empire: 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


New Uses for Old Bunkers #42 : Schadenfreude in the swanky bunker-hotel

Here’s a teaser from the final chapter of my forthcoming edited collection, In the Ruins of the Cold War Bunker: Materiality, Affect and Meaning Making… 945 more words

Meaning Making

The bleak side of Calabria

It was cold and damp in our AirBnB; we went out to the car to get our sleeping-bags to keep us warm in bed.

But this felt right – here in Papasidero – a bleak ancient hill-town 40 minutes from the sea up a dark forest valley. 65 more words

Southern Italy

Matera - poverty porn?

Matera is a place that gets you to question what we want from historic towns; life and rejuvenation or preserved storytelling.

When we were born Matera was the byword for squalor in Italy – a national disgrace a bit like the Gorbals in Glasgow. 200 more words

Southern Italy