Dyskursy (nie)pamięci w przestrzeni miasta
AbstractThe 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.
|Other language title versions||Discourses of (Non)Remembrance in Contemporary Urban Spaces|
|Journal series||Studia Socjologiczne, ISSN 0039-3371, (A 15 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||6.35|
|Keywords in Polish||miasto, (nie)pamięć, pomnik, antypomnik, Stolpersteine|
|Keywords in English||urban space; the city, (non)remembrance, counter-monuments, monuments, Stolpersteine|
|Score|| = 14.0, 17-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal|
= 15.0, 17-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 0.27; : 2012 = 0.024 (2)|
|Citation count*||4 (2020-08-09)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.