Inscription: Tracing Place: History and Memory in Architectural and Literary Practice

Klaske Havik, Susana Oliveira, Jacob Voorthuis

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    Abstract

    The topic of the Writingplace Journal’s second issue, Inscription: Tracing Place focuses on the role of history and memory in literary and architectural practices.

    The interest in memory has branched out from the overlapping of the humanities and the neuro- and social sciences to include increasingly popular forms of writing and discourse such as personal memoirs and autobiographies. Recollection, confession and being a witness help us to reflect upon the meaning of both individual and collective memory and experience. Memory and its manifestations also touch very significantly and deeply on questions of identity, of nationalism, of power and authority – issues that nowadays fracture our public space as well as our social tissue.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3-10
    JournalWritingplace: Journal for Architecture and Literature
    Volume2018
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2018

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