Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City

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Verso Books, Oct 8, 2013 - Art - 320 pages
A Guardian Book of the Year
“A unique and electrifying travelogue” of adventures in off-limits spaces in the world’s greatest cities, from an urban explorer “as fit, agile and fearless as a ninja” (Booklist)
It is assumed that every inch of the world has been explored and charted; that there is nowhere new to go. But perhaps it is the everyday places around us—the cities we live in—that need to be rediscovered. What does it feel like to find the city’s edge, to explore its forgotten tunnels and scale unfinished skyscrapers high above the metropolis? Explore Everything reclaims the city, recasting it as a place for endless adventure.
Bradley Garrett has evaded urban security to experience cities like London, Paris, Berlin, and Las Vegas in ways beyond the conventional boundaries of everyday life. Here, he shares his escapades with the London Consolidation Crew as well as his urbanist manifesto about the new ways of belonging in, and understanding, the metropolis. Combining philosophy, politics, and adventure, this fascinating travelogue is a passionate declaration to “explore everything.”


The Ruins of History
Capturing Transition
The Rise ofanInfiltration Crew
Chapter 6Hacking the New World
Chapter 7 Crowds and Cuffs

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Bradley L. Garrett is a writer, photographer, and researcher at the University of Oxford. After studying anthropology at the University of California Riverside and working in Australia, Mexico and Hawaii, Brad became an urban explorer, photographing off-limits urban spaces in the UK, Europe and America. In both the US and Europe, his exploits have already been featured on TV and radio, and in GQ magazine, the Guardian and Telegraph. His latest adventures can be followed on www.bradleygarrett.com.

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