Photography has always contributed to shape our ideas of the metropolis. Definitions of what might be urban or not substantially depend on visual representation. The ongoing photographic series on urbanized territories displays the pendant condition of an urban-rural melange, that covers vast areas of the European continent, constricting in infrastructure corridors or tracing coastlines. It provides an independent method to unveil hidden but fascinating potentials and to tap into the promising condition of multiple pragmatic vicinities.
Similar conditions can be found all over Europe. The Visual Archive of urbanes.land collects, curates and displays photographs and videos to illustrate and complement the research on urbanized territories. We welcome contributions to the collection.
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Credits: Visual Archive Urbanes Land, with contributions from Hannah Tesch, Julia Bauer, Julia Wuchenauer, Anita Weissenberger, Ute Meyer and Martin Spalek