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    Architecture, media, and memory: facing complexity in Post-9/11 New York

    Mckim, Joel (2018) Architecture, media, and memory: facing complexity in Post-9/11 New York. London, UK: Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781350037663.

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    Book synopsis: Architecture, Media and Memory examines the wide range of urban sites impacted by September 11 and its aftermath – from the spontaneous memorials that emerged in Union Square in the hours after the attacks, to the reconstruction at Ground Zero, to vast ongoing landscape urbanism projects beyond. Yet this is not simply a book about post-9/11 architecture. It instead presents 9/11 as a multifaceted case study to explore a discourse on memory and its representation in the built environment. It argues that the reconstruction of New York must be considered in relation to larger issues of urban development, ongoing global conflicts, the rise of digital media, and the culture, philosophy and aesthetics of memory. It shows how understanding architecture in New York post-9/11 requires bringing memory into contact with a complex array of political, economic and social forces. Demonstrating an ability to explain complex philosophical ideas in language that will be accessible to students and researchers alike in architecture, urban studies, cultural studies and memory studies, this book serves as a thought-provoking account of the intertwining of contemporary architecture, media and memory. Table of contents Introduction Chapter One: Mourning and Protest: The Spontaneous Memorials at Union Square Chapter Two: Absence and Plenitude: The National September 11 Memorial and Museum Chapter Three: Creative Recall: Digital Design, Architecture and the Challenge of Memory Chapter Four: Algorithmic Remembrance: The Interaction Designs of Local Projects Chapter Five: False Targets and Social Media: Confronting Conspiracy Theories Chapter Six: Landfills and Lifescapes: The Transformation of New York's Fresh Kills Bibliography Index


    Item Type: Book
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Architecture, Digital Media, Memory, Memorials, Museums, 9/11
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Vasari Research Centre for Art and Technology
    Depositing User: Joel McKim
    Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2019 14:07
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:45


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