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Cantera #0

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Cantera

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mrkswcz

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About Cantera

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In aerial photos from 1945, you can see dozens of buildings crammed around the main street of Gallarta - a town 13 km northwest of Bilbao. The street leads to a small open pit where they extract iron. Images from 1956 and 1965 show how the road becomes shorter, and houses once surrounded by fields are now on the pit's edge. Some of them disappeared to facilitate access to the ore. The mine grew, consuming mountains, meadows, and settlements.

Gallarta disappeared in 1977, replaced by a chasm extending across the area until today. The open pit extraction in the mine stopped being profitable onl...

About the artist

mrkswcz

mrkswcz (Jacek Markusiewicz) is an architect and creative coder from Poland with 15 years of professional and academic experience in architectural studios and universities in Warsaw, Barcelona and San Sebastián. He specializes in parametric architecture, programming, machine learning and responsive design. His artistic work merges architectural and...

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