From: Benjamin Busch


What becomes of human artifice after the fact? When a place of healing, play, production or occupation becomes obsolete due to any myriad of social, political or economic reasons, who cares for it? Palimpsest, a term not foreign to architectural archeologists, is derived from the Ancient Greek palímpsestos, “scratched or scraped again”. The term was later used by the Romans to describe wax-coated tablets that could be smoothed and reused. In architectural theory, it often signifies the processes of erasure and reconfiguration, which constitute the built environment.

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