The field cannot be well seen from within the field. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Degraded Orbit is a Berlin-based online journal. We publish photos, essays, and reviews that celebrate the strange and forgotten corners of the world: abandoned places, architectural curiosities, fantastical worlds both analog and digital. We strive to weave these anomalous strands back into their broader historical and cultural contexts to reveal the idiosyncratic currents that flow beneath the everyday.

Our interests include everything from Cold War history and abandoned sites to experimental typography and print to underground music and games, and we try to keep one foot each in the analog past and the digital present. 

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