Posts Tagged ‘earthquake’

The Chilean earthquake: urban materiality and feral cities

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Two articles in the Guardian on the Chilean earthquake caught my eye on Monday:

  • In Chile’s earthquake was horrible – but it could have been so much worse Rory Carrol points to the material differences between the Chilean earthquake and January’s much more destructive Haiti quake. The tectonic movements that Carol points to as the determinant of a quake’s strength are a reminder of the irruptive materiality of the environment. What caught my eye in this report, however, was the reference to the manner in which the urban fabric was key to the fate of the population in both cases. (more…)