(Wednesday), 6:00 PM, Beautiful Tube, free admission
After 1945, the historical continuity in Wrocław was broken. Even today the city is considered to be a memoryless place. Is this thinking correct, though? In my presentation, I will approach the issue of urban memory from the point of view of the cityscape. Using the example of the housing estate of Nowy Dwór in Wrocław, I will analyse the ways in which “post-German” elements of the urban landscape – including those physically degraded ones, devoid of their symbolic function – unwittingly influenced the memory and identity of the new inhabitants of the neighbourhood. How did the cityscape “retain memory”? What message did it convey? What time period did it refer to? How did it influence the way its inhabitants experienced time and change?
Curator Bartek Lis
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