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Belgian Spaces of Obsolescence
Journal Contribution - Journal Article
Subtitle:(Re)Materializing a History of Forgetting
Planning public spaces is an enterprise entangling actual necessity, socio-political context, and cultural heritage – yet also the far less ‘concrete’ dimension of mythology (Klein 2008, Salter 2010). After all, any new plan must first be plugged to all parties concerned, attract funding, and muster enthusiasm. To this end, stories are told and theories scripted to sell the new concept before it is indeed inscribed in the landscape. But in Belgium said entanglement tends to get further intermingled by a culture of compromise that may interrupt or re-route the materialization of myths at any given moment.
Journal: Journal for Literary and Intermedial Crossings
Number of pages: 15
Keywords:entanglement, space, architecture, mythology