Afterimages of steel: Dortmund

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Abstract / Description of output

This essay works with afterimages of the steel industry to explore the material legacies and many afterlives of industrial remains in Dortmund. Inspired both by Walter Benjamin’s writings on the afterimages of capitalist modernity in the Arcades Project, and by the afterimages of steel produced by Haiko Hebig, the paper gathers fragmented encounters in an account that evokes the materiality, textures, co-habitations and memories of Dortmund’s post-industrial landscape.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-282
Number of pages18
JournalSpace and Culture
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2012

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • photography
  • industrial remains
  • Haiko Hebig
  • Walter Benjamin
  • Dortmund


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