Dark Tourism

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To me, ‘Dark Tourism‘ is rather inevitable. Places like Tuol Sleng in Cambodia seem to do a better job of earning tourist dollars than in aiding national reconciliation. But a glance at the visitor’s book (and the limited academic research available) shows that most visitors come to bear witness and pay respects. Craig Wright, in his chapter ‘Contested National Tragedies‘ …

Installation

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Just trying to pull together some ideas on a possible installation – not for August, as part of Landings, but looking to the future. I envisage an immersive space. The main objective of the show is to tell personal stories, bringing these to some kind of public closure. At the same time, I want to help visitors understand the historical …