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    Wounded Cities: Memory Work and a Place-Based Ethics of Care


    Till, Karen E. (2012) Wounded Cities: Memory Work and a Place-Based Ethics of Care. In: Anniversary Essays: Forty Years of Geography in Maynooth. National University of Ireland Maynooth, pp. 253-283. ISBN 9780992746605

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    Abstract

    ‘Project Prometeo: Acts I & II’, downtown Bogotá, December 2002 and 2003 A man in his late thirties wearing a tuxedo walks onto a stage with a lit torch. He sits down, sentinel-like as if at a doorway stoop, and begins to light matches. We are seated outdoors at night in downtown Bogotá; candles and spotlights illuminate the figures of the performers who move across a ‘stage’ in a very large empty field. Furniture brought in or improvised by the actors suggests rooms in now empty houses that once were occupied. Around the ‘stage’, former streets are marked out with candles in white paper bags. Behind the performers, two very large screens, each more than three-storeys high, project images and sound recordings of the neighborhood that once existed here, known locally as El Cartucho, as well as images of Project Prometeo: Act II as it is being performed (Fig. 1). The videos and sounds of El Cartucho include on-site interviews with residents, historical images, maps, and scenes of destruction.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: First published in Political Geography (2012), 31, 3-14
    Keywords: Wounded Cities; Memory Work; Place-Based Ethics; Care; Anniversary Essays; Geography; Maynooth;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 5597
    Depositing User: Dr. Karen Till
    Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2014 15:11
    Publisher: National University of Ireland Maynooth
    Refereed: Yes
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