dinsdag 4 maart 2014

From Pier to Schophoven

My fascination for what has happened to the village of Pier in Nord-Rhein Westfalen in Germany could be explained by the idea of denial of the lives which once filled the streets and houses. Maybe we can live with demolition of neighourhoods because of cityrenovation or the phenomen of 'Rückbau' because of demographic shrinkage or other natural causes.
But here we have a village which is being sacrified for energyhunger and moneydriven motives. As outsiders we wonder why there seems to be no resistance and we register the astonishing vanishing of a human settlement. (to be continued)



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