Memory Culture and the Contemporary City: Building Sites by Uta StaigerMemory Culture and the Contemporary City: Building Sites by Uta Staiger

Memory Culture and the Contemporary City: Building Sites

byUta Staiger, Henriette Steiner, Andrew Webber

Hardcover | October 29, 2009

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These essays by leading figures from academia, architecture and the arts consider how cultures of memory are constructed for and in contemporary cities. They take Berlin as a key case of a historically burdened metropolis, but also extend to other global cities: Jerusalem, Buenos Aires, Cape Town and New York.
UTA STAIGER is Coordinator of the Research and Strategy Programme Intercultural Interactions at University College London, UK. Her research and publications focus on the role of culture in contemporary politics, particularly urban and European citizenship. She has a background in cultural policy research and international cooperation....
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Title:Memory Culture and the Contemporary City: Building SitesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0 inPublished:October 29, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230576656

ISBN - 13:9780230576650

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction
PART I 
Monument and Melancholia--V.Burgin
Sonnen-Insulaner: On a Berlin Island of Memory--T.Elsaesser
Arrivals and Departures: Travelling to the Airports of Berlin--H.Reeh
Global Building Sites Between Past and Future--D.Libeskind
PART II
Spectral Ground in New Cities: Memorial Cartographies in Cape Town and Berlin--K.E.Till &--J.Jonker
Designing the Biblical Present in Jerusalems City of David--W.Pullan &--M.Gwiazda
Historical Tourism: Reading Berlins Doubly Dictatorial Past; M.Fulbrook
Sacralized Spaces and the Urban Remembrance of War--J.Ward
Paradise for Provocation: Plotting Berlins Political Underground--C.Scribner
PART III
Architecture as Scenography, the Building Site as Stage--S.Brkle
Buenos Aires 2010: Memory Machines and Cybercities in Two Argentine Science Fiction Films--G.Kantaris
Perpetuated Transitions: Forms of Nightlife and the Buildings of Berlin in the Work of Isa Genzken and Wolfgang Tilmans--P.Ekardt
On the Road with mnemonic nonstop--L.Ruprecht with M.Nachbar & J.Roller
Notes
Index