By Ailsa Parkin
Constructing Destruction: Heritage Narratives in the Tsunami City. By Trinidad Rico. London and New York: Routledge, 2016. Hardback, 136pp. ISBN 978-1-62958-437-9.
Not long after the Indian Ocean tsunami of 26 December 2004, I visited one of the UK’s seismology monitoring centres in relation to its heritage. I dwelt on a printout that was stuck to the wall. With a pained, indeed hurt, look, the senior seismologist explained that it bore witness to his own bearing witness as the waves of an ocean earthquake spread their destruction. The lack of a warning system meant that all the high-tech seismic monitoring in the …read more