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    Artistic and activist memory-work: Approaching place-based practice

    Till, Karen E. (2008) Artistic and activist memory-work: Approaching place-based practice. Memory Studies, 1 (1). pp. 99-113. ISSN 1750-6980

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    While an emerging interdisciplinary field of memory studies exists, what it is and might become remains open to debate. This article calls for a memory studies agenda that remains sensitive to the ways individuals and groups experience memory as multisensual, spatial ways of understanding their worlds. Artistic and activist memory-work in particular offers at least two contributions to such an agenda. It challenges ontological assumptions that underpin much of the recent interdisciplinary body of research on memory, including understandings of site, social and body memory, and the role of place in memory; and it invites scholars to consider their research in terms of socially responsible place-based practice. In this article, I discuss sites of social engagement, embodied and social memory, and wounded places to consider how artistic and activist place-based practice might fundamentally change how memory studies scholars think about their research.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: artistic practice; body memory; place; politics of memory; site; wounded cities;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 9022
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    Depositing User: Dr. Karen Till
    Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2017 15:07
    Journal or Publication Title: Memory Studies
    Publisher: Sage Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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