The fruits of a two-year study of abandoned speculative architecture in Spain by German photographer Julia Schulz-Dornburg, are on show at Berlin’s Aedes gallery.
Modern Ruins – A Topography of Profit
Aedes Am Pfefferberg, Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119 Berlin
22.03.2013 – 9.05.2013
‘Modern Ruins – A Topography of Profit’ highlights ‘the destructive environmental impact of the policies that promote global financial speculation’.
Unfinished and deserted tourist and residential complexes have transformed coastline regions and penetrated into Spain’s interior provinces. Schulz-Dornburg’s photographs record 60 locations that were inspected on a 10,000km journey, and are provocatively shown alongside promotional materials, satellite images and site plans to highlight the interdependency between reality and fiction.
Julia Schulz-Dornburg was born in Munich in 1962. She completed her studies at the Architectural Association in London, and has lived and worked as an architect in Barcelona since 1991. Her practice was awarded the Prize of the City of Barcelona, the Premi Triennal d’Arquitectura del Maresme, and the FAD prize for temporary installations. She is the author of the Art and Architecture: New Affinities (GG, 2000) and Ruinas Modernas (Ámbit Publishers, 2012).