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UER Forum > UE Main > The American Conservative on basically UE stuff (Viewed 194 times)
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The American Conservative on basically UE stuff
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http://www.theamer...uildings-teach-us/

Didn't read it yet, wanted to share first. WARNING: righty blog.




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tl;dr he roasts the way people rather build new things than preserve things that are already built, gentrification and capitalism

He also made us sound fancy:

"In addition to formal historians and historic preservationists, there is another group of people who understand this. There is no name for them, exactly—they are a combination of urban geographers and urban explorers. They are hobbyists who photograph and document the history of abandoned or repurposed buildings, often piecing together the old geographical reach of forgotten chain stores or gleaning insights about the changes in certain retail industries or in the layout of neighborhoods."




G to the Race 


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Overall positive read and brought out some interesting points I hadn't thought about when considering UE, namely changing of the built environment doesn't have to be viewed as negative. Yeah, the Lord and Taylor store that was downtown is now Discount Barn but the folks who own Discount Barn are having their go at the capitalist dream, nuttin' wrong with that. Things change, people move on, it isn't all doom and gloom (though for me, yeah it's all doom and gloom).




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Posted by G to the Race

Didn't read it yet, wanted to share first. WARNING: righty blog.


meh, don't you think you should read it first before posting it here?
If you don't read it...




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That was actually a pretty good article. I especially liked his ending:

The lesson to learn from this is not that humans are unexceptional, or that economic determinism rules the day. It is that human civilization is both uniquely beautiful and uniquely fragile, and therefore uniquely worth preserving.-Addison Del Mastro

I feel that it pretty well sums up why a lot of us do go out and visit these abandoned areas.




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Dude, do you even explore?

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Isn't there some prophecy that says man will turn from saving the natural environment to saving the techno-environment?

Instead of saving the whales and protecting the rainforest we will endeavor to save the peelzor paint and preserve the lonely chairs for posterity.

We have come full circle..




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Isn't there some prophecy that says man will turn from saving the natural environment to saving the techno-environment?

Instead of saving the whales and protecting the rainforest we will endeavor to save the peelzor paint and preserve the lonely chairs for posterity.

We have come full circle..


Do we not do that already? Car museums, computer museums, science museums, pop culture museums, historical societies, and anyone else who collects older technology all endeavor to preserve past stepping stones.




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Even when unnecessary, it just looks cool.

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You know, when I first saw the word "Conservative," I was prepared for another attempt to politicize urban exploration with partisan arguments that have no place here. After reading the article, I was pleasantly surprised. Instead of controversial politics, I instead found a quite musing on remembering the past. T'was a good read.




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Isn't there some prophecy that says man will turn from saving the natural environment to saving the techno-environment?

Instead of saving the whales and protecting the rainforest we will endeavor to save the peelzor paint and preserve the lonely chairs for posterity.

We have come full circle..


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"So what do you do for fun?" Oh I go in abandoned buildings and take pictures.

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Wow that library in Chicago looks super cool. All those books forgotten...




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