This year we want to ask you to tell us stories about the existing, yet unseen places in or around the urban areas you live/d, visited, encounter/ed. The notion of urban exploration usually entails this sense of off-limits, abandoned, forgotten and neglected. However, As Josh Clark writes, “buildings are created with people in mind; they’re constructed to serve some function that benefits us. But when buildings are abandoned, these sites cease to have any sort of purpose. By gazing upon these structures as art or historical monuments, urban explorers give them a new purpose.” Hence, our call invites you to leave your “normal” world, venture and wonder through less usual paths, imagine and image for us what you encounter and what they were once like.

 

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