A while back Brandon Polite interviewed me about the aesthetic importance of ruins. His series, “Polite Conversations” (get it, his name is Professor Polite?), has really taken off! I urge you to watch all of his videos. He has lovingly closed-captioned all of them. In this interview, I talk about what makes ruins aesthetically interesting. I was also experiencing vertigo at the time of the interview so I was really hesitant to accept his kind offer to be interviewed. But it turned out ok – so here it is!

Brandon Polite interviews Elizabeth Scarbrough about the aesthetic appreciation of ruins

The blog, Aesthetics for Birds, has also done us a service by listing all of Brandon’s interviews along with discussion questions and recommended readings. You can find that here.