DEAD SPACE: An Invitation to See the Forgotten
Dead Space is
the Abandoned Caravan, contents spewing, sleeping beside the West Highland Way
the Railway Tunnel, in use, later abandoned, now home to moss and graffiti
the Asylum, fenced off, creeping on its new residential neighbors
the Seminary, fenced off, hidden behind trees, address: ‘Unnamed Rd, Cardross’
the Air Raid Bunker, fenced off, owned by Aldi, partially submerged
Architecture with no value.
Unwanted. Unneeded. Forgotten. Unseen.
It is architecture’s fourth post-mortem option. Others include
Preservation, the holy grail, society goes to war with time on behalf of the structure
Resurrection, beauty is pain and these buildings require surgery to snip away the past
Demolition, space more valuable than place, a quick end.
But Dead Space extends beyond architecture. It is also
the space Within Walls, unoccupied, enclosed between sheets of drywall
Thresholds, liminal space between in and out, never truly occupied
dark corners, awkwardly shaped junctions, unused closets, the Messy Drawer
the Blank Spots in our memory, thoughts lost to the Void
patiently Waiting for us to see them.
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