UrbEx: Adventure, Invention and History in non-spaces

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Urban exploration, often shortened to "urbex", is an activity which involves seeking out disused or underutilised parts of the city. These areas include condemned houses, factories, institutional buildings such as hospitals and asylums; rooftops, drains, under bridges, and vacant lots. Human bodies are channelled through the passageways of the city in predictable ways. Those keeping within the laws of the street, both written and unwritten, go unnoticed. It is as much the unwritten forms of governance that regulate behaviour in the city as the written. Stepping outside of these norms exposes one to a scrutiny that most find uncomfortable, but others find exciting.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationInterArtive
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014


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