New Living Book: Below Ground. History and Futures of the Underground Frontier

«Below Ground. History and Futures of the Underground Frontier»: The underground is now considered a global resource and a new frontier of the 21st century. In this new Living Book, Silvia Berger Ziauddin and Leo Grob delve into the penetration and valorization of the underground since the 19th century. They bring together classical cultural-historical studies on the subterranean sphere using sources and more recent texts from various disciplines, and, in their introductory contribution, critically analyse the concepts and promises that today are associated with the accelerated expansion of capitalist societies into the depths.


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Berger Ziauddin, Silvia; Grob, Leo: In die Tiefe. Geschichte und Zukünfte der Underground Frontier,, 2024. Online: <>.