These are not old ruins:a heritage of the Hrun


Pálsson, G., 2012. These are not old ruins:a heritage of the Hrun. International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 16 (3), pp. 559-576.

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    The economic boom and subsequent collapse (Hrun) of the mid 2000s had a marked effect on Reykjavík, leaving various half-finished and empty structures with uncertain futures. Although the material culture of the economic collapse has been examined to some degree, the abandoned building sites have not. The Icelandic heritage discourse has so far had very little engagement with twentieth-century materiality and even less with twenty-first-century materiality but this paper contends that these places can nevertheless be seen as heritage. In order to engage with such places, the Icelandic authorized heritage discourse must be significantly broadened.


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    CreatorsPálsson, G.
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    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Architecture & Civil Engineering
    Publisher StatementPalsson_Int_J_Hist_Arch_2012.pdf: The original publication is available at
    ID Code31164


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