Ruins from the future


Are we able to forget?

Ruins from the future


Are we able to forget?
The amount of fragments and ruined objects represents a great opportunity for re-thinking architecture meanings.
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The production of ruins is constantly increasing in every part of the world. Despite their functional uselessness, ruins are often in the center of a wide range of questions. From the political issue which takes the ruins as a necessary element to defend the national identity to the conservative glance which preserve and freeze ruins as a memory of the past, we give ruins different meanings. Therefore the dimension of change is inevitable.
Ruins constitute a possibility for architecture to graft new visions into the city and from abandoned places they can be transformed into places of future urban reversal. Is it possible to achieve a future re-appropriation physical, social and cultural of ruins? Through these theoretical architectural meanings we could think about how we define the idea of memory: Are we able to remember by forgetting?



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C-T
C-T
Napoli
Italy
C-T is an italian academic research duo. Ph.D studies and postdoc researches at Federico II Naples, Iuav of Venice, ETSAB Barcelona, FAUP Porto. Both are involved in theoretical and practical activities on interdisciplinary future visions of ruins and heritage.

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