'Place Hacking': New global movement to find adventure in forbidden places

'Place Hackers' are part of a new global movement with active groups from the UK to Australia and the US. These urban explorers find adventure, adrenaline and often danger in places that most people would not dare to enter, and involves sneaking into former military bases, underground cities, decommissioned hospitals and power stations and even the odd skyscraper – while it’s still being built. 'The idea behind urban exploration is revealing what’s hidden in the world.” says Bradley Garrett and Oxford University academic and place hacker. 'It’s about going into places that are essentially off-limits and, because they are off limits, have been relatively forgotten. The goal of the urban explorer is not just to explore these places but also to photograph them and share these with others so they can see what they’re like.' Place hackers, like nature explorers, tend to value a low-impact credo: no vandalism or theft, take only photographs, leave only footprints. (Bradley Garrett/eyevine/zReportage.com via ZUMA Press)