Kai-Olaf Hesse - Topography of the Titanic
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Belfast Exposed Photography and ex pose verlag, 2007
Softcover, printed card
26.5 x 21 cm
Hesse is interested in historical resonances and how they might find a place in the new tourist orientated function of the site. Plans for a ‘Titanic Quarter’ in Belfast are underway, it is proposed that these developments will create a tourism destination of world stature based on the legacy of the Titanic and Belfast’s industrial heritage. Hesse is interested in how the legacy of Titanic and the confidence and optimism that it once represented can be made visible through both the historic topographies and the built environment of the island, and through less tangible emblematic suggestions and anecdotal accounts.
The book will also feature essays by David Bate, John Stathatos and Ian Walker and quotes from interviews conducted by Ruth Graham with former shipyard workers and members of the Ulster Titanic Society.