Souvenirs – George Haydock’s short film on urban exploration

George made this atmospheric short piece as part of his documentary film making studies at the University of Salford. Amidst the striking ruin atmospherics the voices of a handful of explorers and academics hover, sketching out avenues of deeper analysis and debate. Features Tim Edensor, Richard Brook, Martin Dodge, Amanda Crawley Jackson and, err, me…

George would like to make a full length documentary out of the material he gathered for this project. He can be contacted direct at:


About lukebennett13
Reader & Course Leader, BSc Hons Real Estate, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. I TEACH: built environment law to construction, surveying, real estate and environmental management students. I RESEARCH: metal theft; urban exploration & recreational trespass; occupiers' perceptions of liability for their premises. I THINK: about the links between ideas, materialities and practices in the built environment. I WAS: an environmental lawyer working in commercial practice for 17 years before I joined academia in 2007. I EXPLAIN: the aims of my blogsite site here: LINKS: Twitter: @lukebennett13; Archive: EPITAPH: “He lived at a little distance from his body, regarding his own acts with doubtful side-glances.” James Joyce, Dubliners

2 Responses to Souvenirs – George Haydock’s short film on urban exploration

  1. dobraszczyk says:

    Nice to see a piece about Urbex that isn’t Londoncentric! I enjoyed Tim’s contribution particularly. Lots of contradictions here that promise fruitful investigation…thanks for posting Luke!

  2. Interesting film Luke and good to see a variety of perspectives. Covers a lot in 9 mins.

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