director's statement

'Abandoned?' is a journey through abandoned places across Europe. It includes places abandoned at different moments in time and in different cultures illustrated with our own photographs and video captured in 24 countries across Europe along with some archival images and footage to show the transformations.

It highlights their beauty and evocative nostalgia, which acts as a starting point and a frame in which to contemplate, wonder and reflect on their transformations.

'Abandoned?' exposes situations of occupation, conservation, acquisition and recovery, recycling and reuse of abandoned places. It looks at the dynamic relationship between man and such places with the environmental and sociocultural repercussions.

'Abandoned?' presents, narrates and compares the opinions, reflections and results of work by different people and experts involved with abandoned places and their conservation or transformation.

Geppe MonrósAbandoned palace, Ukraine

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