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Global Undergrounds: Exploring Cities Within

Global Undergrounds: Exploring Cities Within
Global Undergrounds: Exploring Cities Within
Over the last two centuries, the world’s cities have undergone dramatic vertical, above-ground transformations. But at the same time, they have sunk themselves into the ground, in the form of sprawling tendons of tunnels, caverns and bunkers – conduits for transport, utilities and communication or spaces of shelter and storage. Global Undergrounds charts the global reach of urban underground spaces, collecting 80 stories of subterranean sites around the world to reveal the profound – but often unseen – ways they have changed our lives.

Illustrated with breath-taking photographs, this book exposes the remarkable diversity of manmade underground environments, from their astonishing range of architectural approaches to the many cultural meanings they carry, whether as places of hope, fear, memory, labour or political resistance. Undergrounds are places that can tell a city’s oldest stories or foresee its most distant futures; they are places ultimately of both incredible depth and breadth, serving city dwellers not just with the logistics of day-to-day life but as crucial parts of a city’s mythology.
Reaktion Books
Dobraszczyk, Paul
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Lopez-Galviz, Carlos
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Garrett, Bradley L.
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Dobraszczyk, Paul
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Lopez-Galviz, Carlos
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Dobraszczyk, Paul, Lopez-Galviz, Carlos and Garrett, Bradley L. (eds.) (2016) Global Undergrounds: Exploring Cities Within , London, GB. Reaktion Books, 280pp.

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Over the last two centuries, the world’s cities have undergone dramatic vertical, above-ground transformations. But at the same time, they have sunk themselves into the ground, in the form of sprawling tendons of tunnels, caverns and bunkers – conduits for transport, utilities and communication or spaces of shelter and storage. Global Undergrounds charts the global reach of urban underground spaces, collecting 80 stories of subterranean sites around the world to reveal the profound – but often unseen – ways they have changed our lives.

Illustrated with breath-taking photographs, this book exposes the remarkable diversity of manmade underground environments, from their astonishing range of architectural approaches to the many cultural meanings they carry, whether as places of hope, fear, memory, labour or political resistance. Undergrounds are places that can tell a city’s oldest stories or foresee its most distant futures; they are places ultimately of both incredible depth and breadth, serving city dwellers not just with the logistics of day-to-day life but as crucial parts of a city’s mythology.

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Submitted date: 1 February 2015
Published date: 20 June 2016
Organisations: Geography & Environment

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Local EPrints ID: 379948
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/379948
PURE UUID: c5e8c77a-5fb8-4871-99a4-e0c90378f5c0
ORCID for Bradley L. Garrett: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0414-3175

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Date deposited: 26 Aug 2015 11:34
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:22

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Editor: Paul Dobraszczyk
Editor: Carlos Lopez-Galviz

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