Reconsidering Partisan Memorial Landscapes in un-brotherly and disunited times

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Abstract

Cultural landscapes are the product of innumerable changes wrought by generations in order to meet their aspirations, vanities, ambitions and weaknesses (Sudjic 2006: p.326). The inescapable nature of architecture makes it the ideal vehicle for those in power to manifest their authority, taste and will in the landscape by the buildings and monuments they construct and conserve and also the historical events and myths they commemorate and disseminate.
In the 1960s, many Yugoslav landscapes were altered by the construction of abstract Partisan spomenik (monuments) which dominated the skylines of former battle sites. This paper will discuss the how the collapse of Socialist ‘regime of memory’ and Yugoslavia has left these landscapes as legacies of a lost world of yesterday. It will consider how changing values are reflected by physical landscape changes and also by how and which critical events are commemorated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLandscape Values: Place and Praxis: Conference, Galway 29 June - 2nd July 2016
EditorsTim Collins, Gesche Kindermann, Conor Newman, Nessa Cronin
Place of PublicationGalway
PublisherCentre for Landscape Studies, NUI Galway
Pages122-126
ISBN (Print)Neil
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2016
EventLandscape Values: Place and Praxis: Conference, Galway 29 June - 2nd July 2016 - National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Duration: 29 Jun 201602 Jul 2016
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ConferenceLandscape Values: Place and Praxis: Conference, Galway 29 June - 2nd July 2016
CountryIreland
CityGalway
Period29/06/201602/07/2016
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