By Ailsa Parkin
Networked Remembrance: Excavating Buried Memories in the Railways Beneath London and Berlin. By Samuel Merrill. Peter Lang Publishing Group. Paperback, 408 pp. ISBN 9781787073814.
Travel punctuates our lives: moments of passage, transience, in-between time. Things happen when we travel – good things (meeting someone), and bad things (racial abuse on trains is increasingly common, at least in the UK). We encounter other people we may not otherwise have met, and see things we might not otherwise see, or we see things from a new perspective. In recent projects I have been involved with, travel and movement have had unexpected significance. In …read more