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This book explores new approaches towards developing memorial and heritage sites, moving beyond the critique of existing practices that have been the traditional focus of studies of commemoration. Offering understandings of the effects of conflict on memories of place, as manifested in everyday lives and official histories, it explores the formation of urban identities and This book explores new approaches towards developing memorial and heritage sites, moving beyond the critique of existing practices that have been the traditional focus of studies of commemoration. Offering understandings of the effects of conflict on memories of place, as manifested in everyday lives and official histories, it explores the formation of urban identities and constructed images of the city. Topographies of Memories suggests interdisciplinary approaches for creating commemorative sites with shared stakes. The first part of the book focuses on memory dynamics, the second on Nicosia, the divided capital of Cyprus, and the third on physical and material world interventions. Design practices and modes of engagement with places of memory are explored, making connections between theoretical explorations of memory and forgetting and practical strategies for designers and practitioners.


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This book explores new approaches towards developing memorial and heritage sites, moving beyond the critique of existing practices that have been the traditional focus of studies of commemoration. Offering understandings of the effects of conflict on memories of place, as manifested in everyday lives and official histories, it explores the formation of urban identities and This book explores new approaches towards developing memorial and heritage sites, moving beyond the critique of existing practices that have been the traditional focus of studies of commemoration. Offering understandings of the effects of conflict on memories of place, as manifested in everyday lives and official histories, it explores the formation of urban identities and constructed images of the city. Topographies of Memories suggests interdisciplinary approaches for creating commemorative sites with shared stakes. The first part of the book focuses on memory dynamics, the second on Nicosia, the divided capital of Cyprus, and the third on physical and material world interventions. Design practices and modes of engagement with places of memory are explored, making connections between theoretical explorations of memory and forgetting and practical strategies for designers and practitioners.

6 review for Topographies of Memories: A New Poetics of Commemoration (Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Aliosha Bielenberg

    Topographies of Memories is a compelling and innovative discussion of Cyprus and its material culture. Personally, I learned a lot about the Buffer Zone that I had no idea of before, even about streets I've walked many times. I particularly appreciated that the book ended by broadening the discussion to consider alternative strategies of commemoration in the future. Topographies of Memories is a landmark work in the study of Nicosia, an invaluable contribution to Cypriot historiography, and an i Topographies of Memories is a compelling and innovative discussion of Cyprus and its material culture. Personally, I learned a lot about the Buffer Zone that I had no idea of before, even about streets I've walked many times. I particularly appreciated that the book ended by broadening the discussion to consider alternative strategies of commemoration in the future. Topographies of Memories is a landmark work in the study of Nicosia, an invaluable contribution to Cypriot historiography, and an important intervention for anyone interested in materiality, memory, and heritage. Full review: https://blogs.brown.edu/alioshabp/rev...

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