Exploring the bunker – a response to ‘Shallow Excavation’
Garrett offers an alternative reading of ‘urban exploration’. He contrasts my “virtual” study with the extended period of participant observation entailed in his three year study of urban exploration, and its “diverse and multifaceted community”. Garrett implies that only such long term immersion can reveal the full colour and polyphony of this community.
I agree that my article (Bennett 2011a) and the study described in it cannot be taken as the ‘last word’ on interpreting urban exploration. But surely a variety of investigations and methods are warranted here.
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