Vol. 6 No. 3 The Dilapidated Dwelling

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Keywords: Patrick Keiller, Housing, dilapidation, economics, building industry, urban regeneration

Abstract: Patrick Keiller’s essay The Dilapidated Dwelling is a textual accompaniment to his film, The Dilapidated Dwelling, 2000. In both film and word Keiller’s description of the UK’s physical infrastructure at the turn of the millennium probes the peculiarities of the economic, political and social conditions of late 20th century Britain through the prism of its infrastructure, urban blight and, in particular, its housing.

 

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