Dyskursy (nie)pamięci w przestrzeni miasta

Natalia Krzyżanowska


The article discusses the possibilities of deploying multi-semiotic tools of (non) remembrance in contemporary urban spaces. The challenges of such deployment are discussed in the context of sociological and social-theoretical reflection on the urban human condition and the urban space as well as on the role of monuments in traditional pathways of urban remembering. Departing from the latter, I argue for new forms of commemoration and remembrance, especially via the so-called counter-monuments that constitute contemporary artists’ discursive response towards hegemonic narratives and practices of memory-making. As an example of countermonumental remembrance in contemporary urban spaces, I analyse Gunter Demnig’s famous Stolpersteine (stumbling-block) installations. Commemorating the Holocaust and placed across several major European cities, the Stolpersteine constitute a very prominent example of counter-monuments that both undermine the long lasting narrations of the urban history as well as propose new, ‘lived’ as well as dialogic format of dealing with the urban’s problematic pasts.
Author Natalia Krzyżanowska (WE / KSiF) - [Örebro University, Sweden]
Natalia Krzyżanowska,,
- Department of Sociology and Philosophy
- Örebro University, Sweden
Other language title versionsDiscourses of (Non)Remembrance in Contemporary Urban Spaces
Journal seriesStudia Socjologiczne, ISSN 0039-3371, (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets6.35
Keywords in Polishmiasto, (nie)pamięć, pomnik, antypomnik, Stolpersteine
Keywords in Englishurban space; the city, (non)remembrance, counter-monuments, monuments, Stolpersteine
ASJC Classification3312 Sociology and Political Science
URL http://cejsh.icm.edu.pl/cejsh/element/bwmeta1.element.desklight-2dde7595-8ba2-4a13-af04-1e2e822fe02b
Languagepl polski
Score (nominal)15
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 14.0, 17-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 17-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.27; WoS Impact Factor: 2012 = 0.024 (2)
Citation count*6 (2021-06-19)
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