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(book in preparation)



Transitions in Spain will be a comprehensive overview of the


build environment in Spain.


An environment which is constantly changing, today mainly


because of the migration of mainly young people from the


villages and small towns to the bigger citys.

How everything is left behind, the old and modern ruïns


which remain untouched and only to be removed when


something new has to arise on that location.


Unfinished concrete structures, often neatly cleaned, are


waiting for finances and permits or to be added to the


waiting room of oblivion.



Gaps in towns and citys with polyethylene foam insulated


acades waiting for new utilisations.


But also the new developments in the industry, the citys


and tourist areas were the prosperity is visible and big


projects are at hand.


A country that is changing rapidly although the inland


provides admirable spaces and where the old Spain


can still be discovered.


At the same time this book will be a hommage to his late


father Bert Schierbeek , a writer and a poet, who has since


1950 traveled extensively through Spain and wrote about.


At first in a travelbook in 1952 and later in prose and in his




He collaborated with photographers and also wrote some


text and poems about photography itself.


The book is larded with fragments from his work and


sometimes sets us back in time.


As he once stated; ‘Life doesn’t consistsof one story


but of 386 stories at the same time.











Alicante 2020                                                                                       .

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