Ghosts of Infrastructures Past

Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins

Research output: Other contribution


“Castles, forts, ruins, abandoned mines, empty buildings, depleted fisheries,” the cultural theorist Barbara Kirchenblatt-Gimblett (1997:5) tallies the body count on a visit to Wales, where “waning economies litter the landscape”. Death – of economies, and pasts, and with them futures – she concludes, “leaves a mess”. Yet, among littered landscapes, ghosts lurk; afterlives – like a railway to nowhere, the spectral traces of a past that has left, and is left unresolved.
Original languageEnglish
TypeThematic thread
Media of outputOnline
PublisherAllegra Lab
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2020


  • Infrastructure
  • Railways
  • Post-industrialism
  • Wales
  • Rural


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