Jade Doskow’s ten-year project documenting the abandoned architecture of world’s fairs

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New York-based photographer Jade Doskow has spent the past ten years photographing the leftover architecture, art and landscaping from past international world’s fairs for her series Lost Utopias. A family trip to Seville sparked the idea for Jade as she was taken through the acres and acres of half-abandoned postmodern pavilions, left over from the 1992 Seville World’s Expo. “It really captured my imagination, the obvious regional pride in this site, but the site in a state of limbo, awkwardly placed between former glory and lack of direction,” says Jade. Three years later while at graduate school, she started thinking of the city again and began researching other world’s fairs. “What I discovered was a remarkably meaty subject, an interdisciplinary tour de force of nationalistic pride, the future through utopian design and architecture, the inherent racism of these events, and the context which ultimately shaped each of these temporary, ambitious affairs,” Jade explains.

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