Ruination, Remaking, and Return

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Contributed date

December 12, 2018 - 2:10pm

Critical Commentary

Alix Johnson provocates on the ubiquitous processes of re-building and reclamation of modern infrastructure, and the various enfolding tensions that arise between neoliberal profiteering and psychico-social agency of residents in the late industrial period. His focus here is on the leftovers of the US military industrial complex, and what Icelandic residents envisioned and enacted in the wake of ruination.


Johnson, A. (2018), Ruination, Remaking, Return: A Conversation on Reā€built Environments. City & Society, 30:. doi:10.1111/ciso.12188

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Alix Johnson, "Ruination, Remaking, and Return", contributed by Andrew McGrath and Andrew McGrath, Center for Ethnography, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 12 December 2018, accessed 5 May 2021.