Urban Explorers: Quests for Myth, Mystery and Meaning

by Vivien Park

Urban Explorers: Quests for Myth, Mystery and Meaning is a 30-minute short by University of London PhD candidate Bradley L. Garrett. Anchored around interviews with five scholars (Tim Edesom, Caitlin Desilvey, David Pinder, Hayden Lorimer, Alastair Bonnet), the short explored topics such as pyschogeography, materiality, surveillance, and rediscovery of play against a backdrop of the filmaker's own exploration footage in London, Las Vagas, and California. The film goes deeper than the usual historical and aesthetic survey, and into the emotional aspects of why urban explorers are drawn towards the search for "gaps and cracks" in our predictable and spectacularized urban spaces.

Credits: Video of Urban Explorers from Bradley Garrett's vimeo channel.


  1. I was able to look this over last night after you posted it- thanks! Very cool and interesting.