EUROPEAN CASES IN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
Heritage and memory play a major role in the processing of impactful events from the past and the formation of their own cultural identity. Likewise in Europe. The European Union is built on values such as freedom, democracy and respect for human rights. In order to fully appreciate the meaning of this, it is necessary to keep the memories of the past alive, so as to build on the past towards a just future.
“Contested Heritage: European Cases in Architecture and Urbanism” aims to provide an important supporting contribution to research into fascist architecture and urban development in Italy. The diverse aspects of historical culture with regard to various totalitarian regimes and historical situations of conflict in Europe – from museum presentations to the surrender and design of the places of remembrance – are studied in a mutual and comparative context in Rome. The first publication on the contested interpretations of fascist heritage in Italy will be published in 2020 in a Routledge edited volume.
This project has received the generous support of the Fleur Groenendijk Foundation in 2018. Read more on: