Abandoned Urban Sites

The documentary Abandoned Berlin visits derelict and abandoned places in Berlin. The movie is by Jordi Busquets and features extracts from an interview with blogger Ciarán Fahey: “When I see a fence and it says BETRETEN VERBOTEN (no trespassing) … it’s almost an invitation and you have to accept it.”

Author: ignazstrebel.net

Ignaz Strebel is an urban geographer and senior scientist at the University of Lausanne. His research is on the social and material practices that make up and transform urban systems. Using ethnography and audio-visual projects, he currently researches building care work, energy infrastructure services and the transformation capacities of prefabricated buildings.