Saving Buildings with Social Media | The New Yorker


The dailiness, even hourliness, of social media makes it a perfect vehicle for documenting each thump of the wrecking ball, each crunch of the backhoe.

Its visual slant is ideal for activism wrapped up in pictures. Rather than tidy before-and-after images, it’s far more shocking to see the amount of work needed to take down a building, and the sprawl of material contained in its walls.

via Saving Buildings with Social Media – The New Yorker.

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