Die Beleuchtung der Ruhr

Das Projekt „Die Beleuchtung der Ruhr” untersucht die Verwendung künstlicher Licht- und Beleuchtungstechniken an Industriedenkmälern und denkmalgeschützten Bauensembles im Ruhrgebiet. Das Projekt wird mit Forderung der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung unter Leitung von Hilary Orange am Institut fur soziale Bewegungen der Ruhr-Universität Bochum durchgeführt.  Kokerie Hansa, Dortmund. Foto, Hilary Orange  Ziel des Projecktes ist es, zu efassen … More Die Beleuchtung der Ruhr

Lighting the Ruhr

Exploring the use of artificial light and light-based technologies at industrial heritage sites in the Ruhr region Kurze Projektbeschreibung auf Deutsch ‘Lighting the Ruhr’ explores the use of artificial light and light-based technologies at industrial heritage sites in the Ruhr region of Germany. Led by Hilary Orange, the project is based at the Institute for … More Lighting the Ruhr

Why don’t I? Urban exploration and mental barriers to participation

“part of the critique levelled at urban exploration actually comes from a space of non-participation, we are looking at the images, we are judging and very often condemning an entire community based on the representations that we find on the Internet or the books”(Bradley L. Garrett, Senate House, 13 November 2015). There was a moment … More Why don’t I? Urban exploration and mental barriers to participation

An archaeological light age: On modernity, urbanism and the materiality of light-based technologies

Society of Historical Archaeology conference, Washington DC I have recently returned from the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) conference held in Washington DC. I was fortunate to take part in Krysta Ryzewski and Laura McAtackney’s session on the theme of ‘Contemporary and Historical Archaeologies of the City’, held on Friday, January 8th. The session explored … More An archaeological light age: On modernity, urbanism and the materiality of light-based technologies

Backs of buildings I

“i love the in-between times, not the hard times, down times or dark times, nor the good times, fun times, or stark times, it’s the in-between times i love” extract from the poem ‘In-Between Times’ by Alan.M Kent. In Assassin of Grammar (2005), Hypatia Publications, Penzance A twitten (Sussex dialect, betwixt ‘n’ between). Sometimes, a … More Backs of buildings I

Lost matters

“The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.” ~ Mark Russell The terms ‘lost’, ‘mislaid’ and ‘abandoned’ refer to categories of movable personal property that have left the possession of the legal owner without entering the possession of another party. The difference in term … More Lost matters