Drawing on work by Brian Dillon, Rebecca Solnit, Ann Laura Stoler, Toni Morrison and others, this chapter considers the possibilities of ruin and ruination.
Prompts and Activities
- What comes to mind when you think of ruins? Take a few minutes to free write about them, considering not only how they look, but how they might feel, sound, or smell.
- Following Eve Tuck and C. Ree (2013), this chapter considers the relationship between ruins and settler colonialism. How might ruins in your geographic location represent the hauntings of difficult histories?
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