Memory Culture and the Contemporary City

Building Sites

  • Uta Staiger
  • Henriette Steiner
  • Andrew Webber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Uta Staiger, Henriette Steiner
      Pages 1-13
  3. Urban Memoirs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Victor Burgin
      Pages 17-31
    3. Thomas Elsaesser
      Pages 32-51
  4. Conflict Zones

  5. Art Works

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 234-238

About this book


These essays by leading figures from academia, architecture and the arts consider how cultures of memory are constructed for and in contemporary cities. They take Berlin as a key case of a historically burdened metropolis, but also extend to other global cities: Jerusalem, Buenos Aires, Cape Town and New York.


architecture Buildings culture Salem

Editors and affiliations

  • Uta Staiger
    • 1
  • Henriette Steiner
    • 2
  • Andrew Webber
    • 3
  1. 1.University College LondonUK
  2. 2.Centre for Research on Architecture, Society and the Built EnvironmentETH ZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.University of CambridgeUK

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