Ruins come what may: a trip to the capital of Spainistan

Arboleda, P. (2018) Ruins come what may: a trip to the capital of Spainistan. Cultural Geographies, 25(1), pp. 221-228. (doi:10.1177/1474474017724495)

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Seseña is the main residential project in Spain that was interrupted due to the 2008 financial crisis, though some parts of it were actually accomplished and people are now starting to move there. By using the symbolic figure of an ‘archaeological park’, the author recounts a trip he made in May 2016 to reflect on whether such a place ceases to be a ruin only for the fact of being inhabited. The material and sociological aspects of this type of urban development are tackled from an ironic and critical perspective to finally conclude that Seseña is a set of ruins ‘come what may’.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Arboleda, Dr Pablo
Authors: Arboleda, P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Cultural Geographies
ISSN (Online):1477-0881
Published Online:13 August 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Author
First Published:First published in Cultural Geographies 25(1):221-228
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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