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Intervención (México DF)

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FORERO PARRA, Michael Andrés. Commemorating the Unspeakable: Museums and Memorials. Memorials as Spaces of Engagement: Design, Use and Meaning. Intervención (Méx. DF) [online]. 2017, vol.8, n.15, pp.86-91. ISSN 2007-249X.

Published by Routledge (2016) and written by professors Quentin Stevens (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology [RMIT], Australia) and Karen Franck (New Jersey Institute of Technology [NJIT], United States of America), Memorials as Spaces of Engagement: Design, Use, and Meaning collects more than ten-year experience analysing memorials and their relationships with public space through different cities worldwide. Hence its content will be of great interest to architects, urbanism specialists, museum professionals, and those studying memory, heritage and, mourning. With generous comprehension and through a transversal approach, this book examines diverse themes such as memorial´s design, interaction, and management, as well as issues related to commemorative museums, a genre that have been established within the last years in Latin American capitals, such as Buenos Aires (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Lima (Peru), Mexico City (México), and Bogota (Colombia). This is a remarkable volume, which exemplifies that both heritage and memory have a future to remember.

Keywords : commemorative memorials; memory museums; armed conflict and heritage; Latin America.

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