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Lecture of Daniel Abramson on his book Obsolescence.

Filmed and edited by Ibai Rigby.

On Obsolescence: Value and Utility of the Built Environment

In the innovative and wide-ranging Obsolescence, Daniel M. Abramson investigates this notion of architectural expendability and the logic by which buildings lose their value and utility. The idea that the new necessarily outperforms and makes superfluous the old, Abramson argues, helps people come to terms with modernity and capitalism’s fast-paced change. Obsolescence, then, gives an unsettling experience purpose and meaning.

Lecture of Daniel Abramson on his book Obsolescence.

Filmed and edited by Ibai Rigby.

urbanNext (July 15, 2024) On Obsolescence: Value and Utility of the Built Environment. Retrieved from https://urbannext.net/on-obsolescence/.
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On Obsolescence: Value and Utility of the Built Environment.” urbanNext [Online]. Available: https://urbannext.net/on-obsolescence/. [Accessed: July 15, 2024]

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