How to humanize and preserve the abandoned underground spaces of New York

March 4, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More

How do you humanize and preserve the abandoned underground spaces of New York? If you are artist and urban explorer Miru Kim, here’s what you do:

Kim explores industrial ruins underneath New York and then photographs herself in them, nude — to bring these massive, dangerous, hidden spaces into sharp focus.

Kim was featured at a recent TED talk.  I was skeptical when I first read about her concept, but now I’m sold.

Ebonmuse previously posted on another artist’s impressive urban spelunking, minus the beautiful nude woman.  See here.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Zoevinly says:

    Here's an inspiring article from the NY Times on the process of humanizing the subway!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/15/arts/design/15f

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