28.2.09

going down

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even i, always the ardent decay enthusiast and lover of blight, am kind of freaking out and finding it hard not being overwhelmed with the onslaught of neodepression-related architectural and urban occurrences. i was hoping for the day when architecture would be more about buildings crumbling down than going up, but i never thought it would come so fast and be so in-your-face. i certainly didn't see it happening practically everywhere. i'm trying to come to grips with the debacle by compiling a series of keywords:

bust-towns
disasterscape
excesscapes
frozen skyline
see-through buildings
slumburb
unbuilding



care to share?

25.2.09

19.2.09

narcobloqueos


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from the nyt:

"they kill. they bribe. they launder money. and now mexico’s drug cartels may have their hands in a new activity: street protests."

neverland


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neverland, vacant

via fantastic journal

17.2.09

tank

this blog is tanking faster and deeper than the global economy. better find me some stimulus.

12.2.09

slums‘r’us


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go read

* m.i.a. portrait by napoleon habeica, from babybabybaby magazine

10.2.09

neodepressed (4)


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global warming (plus the tropicalization of old europe)

6.2.09

neodepressed (3)


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bolivia on its way to world superpowerdom due to lithium reserves (plus electrocumbia andina becoming the next reggaeton)

5.2.09

neodepressed (2)


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toxic mist (plus cheap thirdworld imitation imports)

4.2.09

neodepressed (1)


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urban blight (plus not knowing what the f*ck is going on)