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(Almost...) In the Ruins of the Cold War Bunker - materiality, affect and meaning making

Nearly there – the manuscript will be with the publisher by the end of this week. Here’s a sneak peek at the 14 essays that make up my bunker book (due for publication by Rowman & Littlefield International in August 2017, as part of their Place, Memory, Affect series… 1,648 more words

Meaning Making

Dark Tourism in Edinburgh: The Real Mary King's Close

I have been to Edinburgh for half a year. In my mind, all the impression with this beautiful city was romantic and charming until a local people worked in Edinburgh castle told me that Edinburgh was one of the most famous ghost town in this world. 195 more words

The Ten Bells Pub

On Saturday I visited London with a couple of friends. The weather was horrible, but we persevered and had a good time, though carrying my umbrella was annoying. 464 more words

Chernobyl - The Dead City 2015

I remember learning of the Chernobyl disaster when I was in primary school. I was shocked yet full of curiosity and fascination. Reading every book I could find in my school library. 414 more words


Visitors from North Korea

Exactly three years ago I left *North Korea* for a second time – a good opportunity to share some information you probably didn’t know about Abandoned Kansai… 192 more words


Location, Location, Location.

The topic of my Social Memory seminar this week was ominously dubbed ‘Dark Tourism.’ The readings revolved around Germany’s identification with their past; specifically their Nazi past. 591 more words

Roman Catacombs: Man-made Motif or Motif made of Man?

With Halloween just around the corner, you may be considering a spooky adventure and if you’re a dark soul, you may enjoy exploring the catacombs in Rome. 248 more words