Zombie Urbanism in Vanishing New York
Read Jeremiah Moss’ interview with Jonny Aspen on Vanishing New York – a.k.a. The Book of Lamentations: a bitterly nostalgic look at a city in the process of going extinct.
“Jonny Aspen, Associate Professor at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape in Oslo, Norway, coined the term “Zombie Urbanism” in 2013 to describe the way many urban environments are being designed today. I like the term, so I got in touch with Aspen and asked him about it–and how it applies to the redesigning of New York City, including the High Line, Hudson Yards, Times Square, and the new Astor Place.”
Image: Astor Place (Courtesy Jeremiah Moss)