Remembering as urban praxis: appropriating history, shaping public space


Recalling the past – the cultural act of remembering – is crucially important for the formation of cities, their identity, and that of their inhabitants. It is an urban practice that involves a process of narrating and scrutinizing history and making it present in urban spaces. Remembering history is a form of participation and activism, which can be seen to revive the past, generate and shape public life, criticize historical constructs and misconceptions, and negotiate new ideas and identities. As part of a panel at the conference „Urbane Praxis. Neue für kulturelle Infrastrukturen“ [Urban praxis. New contexts for cultural infrastructures] we talked to four scholars and/or curators – Marie-Charlott Schube, Pablo Santacana López, Julia Kurz und Marianna Liosi – about their perspectives on remembering via the negotiation processes occurring in urban spaces.

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Eitel, Verena Elisabet; Jiménez, Nadine Kesting: Remembering as urban praxis: appropriating history, shaping public space. In: MAP - Media | Archive | Performance, Jg. 13 (2023), Nr. 1, S. 1-2. DOI:
 author = {Eitel, Verena Elisabet and Jiménez, Nadine Kesting},
 title = {Remembering as urban praxis: appropriating history, shaping public space},
 year = 2023,
 doi = "\url{}",
 volume = 13,
 address = {Leipzig},
 journal = {MAP - Media | Archive | Performance},
 number = 1,
 pages = {1--2},
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