Last term I spent some time investigating on the subject of Urban Exploring.
I explored into what it meant to be an urban explorer, aesthetics, and more. I eventually settled on a paper title of “Transgression and Art: Exploring Obscure Places”.
The paper was relatively long, but ever since it was competed I have wanted to share it with others. The easiest way to do this I have decided, is in a series of shortened posts breaking down exactly how it came together. This way I can also throw in some photos and such.
The table of contents is as follows:
|1) Introduction and Context|
|2) Aesthetics and Spatiality|
|3) The Informants:|
|I. Defining Urban Exploring|
|II. Preparing and Equipping|
|III. The Exploration|
|V. Ethics, Values and Illegality|
|VI. Identity and Aliases|
|4) Urban Exploring, Sub-Culture, and the Internet
The final length is about 15 pages of writing, so I think I’m going to break it down into 5 sections.
They will be released over the next week or two, so keep an eye out. I’ll do my best to update all my sources (facebook, twitter, etc).
Here’s a photo to leave you with for now: