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Title Affective architectures : more-than-representational geographies of heritage / edited by Jacque Micieli-Voutsinas and Angela M. Person
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021


Description 1 online resource (xx, 285 pages) : illustrations
Series Critical studies in heritage, emotion and affect
Critical studies in heritage, emotion and affect
Contents Part I. Affective politics: negotiating identities in places of difficult memory. “Give them more and more for their dollar”: Searching for slavery amongst the plantation edutainment complex / Amy E. Potter, Stephen P. Hanna, Perry L. Carter and E. Arnold Modlin Jr. ; The old/new Unit 731 Museum: A place of memory and oblivion / Jing Xu ; Dwellers of silence: Conflict and affective borderlands of the Estadio Nacional, Santiago de Chile / Johanna Lozoya ; Toxic landfills, survivor trees, and dust cloud memories: More-than-human ecologies of 9/11 memory 1 / Jacque Micieli-Voutsinas, Julia Cavicchi ; The affect of memorializing the loss, the affect of losing the memorial: Confederate war monuments in New Orleans / Jocelyn Evans, Keith Gaddie – Part II. Embedded geographies: negotiating the affective in (extra) ordinary landscapes. Memorializing Lincoln's life where he died /Colleen Prior, Aysha Preston, David McKenzie, Sarah Jencks, Kenneth Foote ; Body in the Forbidden City: Embodied sensibilities and lived experience in the affective architecture / Peng Liu ; Colonial unknowing and affective uncertainty: Sewers and eels in Troy, New York / Julia Cavicchi ; Lamenting the dead: The affective afterlife of poets’ graves / Paul Gilchrist ; Placing affective architectures in landscapes of public pedagogy at the university / Chris W. Post – Part III. Affective methodologies: negotiating more-than-representational approaches in spatial design. The memory in bodily and architectural making: Reflections from embodied cognitive science / Andrea Jelić, Aleksandar Staničić ; Architecture as memorialisation: “Using” buildings to remember the Shoah / Michelle Bentley ; Using game engines to create activist spatial experiences of the occupation of Palestine / Rusaila Bazlamit ; Embedded memories of site at Woodford Academy, National Trust of Australia / Sarah Breen Lovett ; Virtual reality and memorials: (Re)building and experiencing the past / Tess Osborne, Phil Jones
Summary How do places manipulate our emotions? How are spaces affectious in their articulation and design? This book provides theoretical frameworks for exploring affective dimensions of architectural sites based on the notion that heritage, as an embodied experience, is embedded in places and spaces. Drawing together an interdisciplinary collection of essays spanning geographically diverse architectural sites -- including Ford's Theater, the site of President Lincoln's assassination; the Estadio Nacional of Santiago, Chile, where 12,000 detainees were held following the ouster of President Salvador Allende; and Unit 731, the site of a biological and chemical warfare research unit of the Imperial Japanese army in Harbin, China, amongst others -- this edited collection assembles critical dialogue amongst scholars and practitioners engaging in affective and other more-than-representational approaches to cultural memory, heritage, and identity-making. Broken into three main sections: Affective Politics; Embedded Geographies; and Affective Methodologies, this book draws together multidisciplinary perspectives from the arts, social sciences and humanities to understand the role of architecture in generating embodied experiences at places of memory. This book offers interdisciplinary perspectives on fundamental questions of memory, identity and space. It will be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of geography, architecture, cultural studies, and museum and heritage studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Jacque Micieli-Voutsinas is a Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies at Skidmore College. Her research explores the cultural politics of place-making at sites of difficult heritage. She is also author of the forthcoming Routledge title Affective Heritage: Mining Memory, Mediating Trauma at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Angela M. Person is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma. Her research looks at relationships between built environments and cultural memory. She is co-author of The Care and Keeping of Cultural Facilities and co-editor of Renegades: Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture
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Subject Architecture and society.
Architecture and society.
Form Electronic book
Author Micieli-Voutsinas, Jacque, editor.
Person-Harm, Angela, editor.
ISBN 9780429619038