this is a not about the unstable state of objects and links to such concepts as #ruins (Private), #fixing (Private), and #maintenance (Private)

Cf. repair

Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space - Volume 4, Number 3, Sep 01, 2021 ( Special Issue on Decay and Repair


On rot and rotting.

Lorimer, Jamie. ‘Rot’. Environmental Humanities 8, no. 2 (2016): 235–39.


Edensor, Tim. Industrial Ruins: Spaces, Aesthetics, and Materiality. Oxford: Berg, 2005.


Cf. 'visible repair' movement

Terzi̇oğlu, Nazli Gökçe. ‘Do-Fix: Creating Deeper Relationships Between Users and Products Through Visible Repair’. PhD Thesis, The Royal College of Art, 2017.


Trigg, Dylan. The Aesthetics of Decay: Nothingness, Nostalgia, and the Absence of Reason. New York: Peter Lang, 2006.


DeSilvey, Caitlin. Curated Decay: Heritage Beyond Saving. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.