This Case Study archive is a collection of both MAPS project researchers’ papers on Nonuments in their respective countries as well as selected papers from Nonument symposia and from the forthcoming book. Whether the papers examine individual Nonuments, the wider context of dealing with post-traumatic and conflicting Nonuments, the emancipatory potential of abandoned structures and infrastructural projects or new methods for preserving architectural heritage, their aim is to open up space for discussion about the politics of space, and its impact on the communities and everyday life within them. In a time when we are witness to less-than-transparent trends of space management, as well as rapid and radical interventions into the structures of cities, these processes are always accompanied by the shrinking of public space. This calls for consideration on the specifics of architectural heritage or cultural heritage in general.
"Think Nonument! Together" Open Call Essay
What if Brasília was taken over by the Cerrado that it once destroyed? This article describes an imaginary capital now integrated into this biome. Because Brasilia did not take possession of the Central Plateau: in fact, the biome is trickily recovering an apparently lost territory.
Designing Free Speech: West Irian Liberation Monument
Revitalisation and beautification of the square which still leaves questions unanswered
Places of Memory between Collective Remembering and Private Memories
Nonument! Symposium Ljubljana
Public space in extremis
How the global Coronavirus shutdown revealed the vulnerability of public space
From a former industrial site to a work-concentration camp, US military barracks and finally to a contemporary residential area