From: Benjamin Busch

www.benbusch.info

 

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.

To read this answer you’ll have to submit your own, or just order a copy of the book. → right here