Remembering in Ruins

Event Date: 19 May 2015
Waterstone’s Book Shop Gower Street
82 Gower St,
London WC1E 6EQ

The Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Birkbeck Arts Week 2015

Remembering in Ruins

How do we imagine ‘ruins’ in a modern world? This talk analyses ruins in which poignant remains have been preserved and turned into reminders of violent acts as well as memorials in which the iconographic traditions of the ruin are consciously reproduced. Does the ‘ruin tourism’ of the 18th century turn into the ‘dark tourism’ of the 21st century?

The speaker is Dr Silke Arnold-de Simine (Birkbeck):




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