Deadspace, death, space, architecture, crisis, deviance
Deadspace might seem like it would refer to a sequestered location, but it is more of an ephemeral idea. The universality of death as a condition of life means that deadspace exists across all cultures and even transcends human creation. Deadspaces can be for no one and for everyone, or they can be open only to particular constituencies. A cemetery may be open to everyone, or it may be accessible only to those who practice a certain faith; it may even be a place so feared that no one is to be there except for the dead. A nuclear contamination site, with land so dead it causes death, is closed to all. An extinct volcano, on the other hand, is a deadspace which has lost its volatility, and becomes a space again possible to use.
Hultquist, Aimee Michele, "Dead Space" (2013). Architecture Senior Theses. 157.
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