Bradley Garrett, author of Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City, on reclaiming the city
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with writer and photographer Bradley Garrett, author of Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City, published by Verso.
It is assumed that every inch of the world has been explored and charted; that there is nowhere new to go. But perhaps it is the everyday places around us—the cities we live in—that need to be rediscovered. What does it feel like to find the city’s edge, to explore its forgotten tunnels and scale unfinished skyscrapers high above the metropolis? Explore Everything reclaims the city, recasting it as a place for endless adventure.
Bradley Garrett has evaded urban security in order to experience the city in ways beyond the boundaries of conventional life. He calls it ‘place hacking’: the recoding of closed, secret, hidden and forgotten urban space to make them realms of opportunity.
Bradley L. Garrett is a writer, photographer and researcher at the University of Oxford. After studying anthropology at the University of California Riverside and working in Australia, Mexico and Hawaii, he became an urban explorer, photographing off-limits urban spaces in both the US and Europe, his exploits have already been featured on TV, radio,GQ magazine, the Guardian and the Telegraph. His latest adventures can be followed on www.bradleygarrett.com.