Responding to the recently published coffee-table book “The Ruins of Detroit“, Norene Malone has a piece in The New Republic discussing The Case Against Economic Disaster Porn. We might debate her conclusions, but it raises some important discussions. It is interesting to imagine how, looking perhaps to the historic writings of Alois Riegl, we might approach a more thorough analysis of our contemporary love of the aesthetics of the ruin – and how that speaks to our collective system of values.
Of the theme, Peter J. Thompson has a photo-essay in the National Post, documenting the state of the R.L. Hearn Generating Station.