Used as adjective or adverb to describe the broad process of reclamation. As a noun, the agent of the reclaiming process. To bring back into circulation some idea, product, artefact, use, tool, etc. To restore to contemporary practice some seemingly defunct mode of doing or being. To synthesize old things into new as in infrastructures, sounds, imagery, texts. Essentially to restore value to something considered lost or antiquated. Someone who adheres to the idea that such a process holds value, utility, and relevance.
Reclaimant urbanism is the ongoing study and project to find relevance within the broken fabric of formerly integrated urban spaces.
Reclaimant poetry utilizes individual phrases and pieces of language that are intentionally designed to relay contextual value based on historical and contemporary meanings or understandings.
In practice I find myself to be a reclaimant.
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