Archaeology of Work

Posted by on Mar 11, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

I was procrastinating a little bit this afternoon, and I ran across the website of a photographer named Fritz Fabert. He has some really fantastic work, but my favorite gallery on his site was definitely entitled“archäologie der arbeit”, or “archaeology of work”. These photos are of artifacts taken from recently abandoned buildings, such as hospitals and office buildings. Although very recently abandoned in archaeological terms, the photos still show, in a beautiful way, the types of stories that can be woven out of an assemblage of things. It is hard to not look at these objects and wonder what they are, what they have to do with each other, who had left them behind, and why.