Category Space

Who Is Ecotourism’s Winner – Nature, Culture or Capital?

by Sara Loh ‘Capitalism thrives on crisis. This is its engine of innovation and creativity’ – Sian Sullivan For neoliberal conservationists around the world, the environmental crisis has been produced (and will be saved) by none other than capitalism itself; for nature, ecotourism is one of many neat solutions that flattens and deadens nature into […]

Are explorers the descendants of our past?

by Kevin Karaca As a climber I am fascinated by the wilderness: great empty canyons or vast tundras worthy of expedition, steep tall cliff faces ready to climb. These hinterlands seem like they have always been like this, ever desolate. Given that we can hardly live here ourselves with all the insulation and technology to […]

Mainstreaming the Use of Contested Spaces

by Andy Chapman  The decision by Barclays Bank to close a local Brighton, UK branch in June 2015 created an empty space to languish behind an ornate façade at a busy commercial and residential intersection. In a matter of months, the site of the longstanding bank premises changed hands twice. The building was first occupied […]