Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Communications Honours


Faculty of Communications, Health and Science

First Advisor

Rob Giblett

Second Advisor

Max Pam


This thesis will examine the significance of ruin and decay in today's society, particularly the sites of industrial ruin in a post-industrial environment. It will explore the ways in which sites of ruin have been used and represented by competing cultural interests in the past and present. A focus will be on the industry of photography and its effects upon our understanding of sites of ruin, revealing possibilities for change in our aesthetic awareness of these sites. I will also include a portfolio of my own images reflecting my views and interests on a decaying industrial landscape.

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