heritage activism

Debating Tilburg's 'beautiful ugliness' online: The case of The Blue Building

Inge Beekmans
16 minutes to read

What is it like to live in a city that is considered 'ugly' by most of the people you know? Online discussions about the planned demolition of The blue building demonstrate how some inhabitants of Tilburg construct narratives regarding their city's 'beautiful ugliness', while other Tilburgers reject their ironic and humorous attitude.