“Spanish bubble landscapes” by Julia Schulz-Dornberg

“Photography projects that sought to document the post-bubble abandonment of parts of the suburban fringe of Madrid. (…)

[Photographs from Julia Schulz-Dornberg’s “Modern ruins, a profitable topography; visit the gallery at Quaderns for additional images.]

Julia Schulz-Dornberg’s “Modern ruins, a profitable topography”, is described as “a photographic inventory of abandoned speculative construction in Spain”. Schulz-Dornberg’s argument that these developments constitute a “profitscape”, or a constructed landscape whose primary intended characteristic was its capacity to transform land into a standardized commodity, reminds me of (…) ruminations on the American suburban home as a machine for generating wealth — in both cases, the apparently aberrant physical characteristics of the designed object in question are made readily understandable by reading the object as a financial instrument first and a shelter/neighborhood second.”

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Paisajes de la burbuja inmobiliaria española por  Julia Schulz Dornberg_more than green (1)

Paisajes de la burbuja inmobiliaria española por  Julia Schulz Dornberg_more than green (1)

Paisajes de la burbuja inmobiliaria española por  Julia Schulz Dornberg_more than green (2)