Shifts also result from well-organized communities creating new institutions that meet peoples’ needs as responses to the shocks and slides better than the dominant systems can, such as food sovereignty projects, collectivized housing systems, cooperative economics (time banks, worker co-ops, food shares, community-based restorative justice projects, etc.).
At the same time, however, modern ruins are getting more and more attention as a cultural product in media, literature and art. Perhaps this is because they are the exceptional relics that remind us of the transience of being and the futility of human endeavour. Maybe this increase in attention is because the distrust towards the fairytale of spotless, never-ending progress is swelling. The modern ruin speaks to a growing (sub)consciousness regarding the darker, uncertain and confusing aspects of modernity.