I have been reading this book over the past few months and have felt very inspired by some of the essays. The modern ruin is discussed in this book as a tool for inspiration, rich with politics and culture of a recent past, we draw upon these places of decay as tools for reflection. As I search for a title for my work this book helps to clarify why I began working with this subject in the first place.
“Ruins are a part of the long history of the fragment, but the ruin is a fragment with a future; it will live on after us despite the fact that it reminds us too of a lost wholeness of perfection” Brian Dillon. (2011). Introduction// A Short History of Decay. In: Brian Dillon Ruins Documents of Contemporary Art. London: Whitechapel Gallery. p11.