• Buildings on fire: Towards a new approach to urban memory. Burning down Memory, by Eleanor Dare

Dare, Eleanor, 2016, Book Section, Buildings on fire: Towards a new approach to urban memory. Burning down Memory, by Eleanor Dare In: Duijzings, Ger and Campkin, Ben, (eds.) Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies. I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd., London. ISBN 9781784534592

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Burning Down Memory represents an investigation into the limits of symbolic representation and its relationship to cultural memory. The images document a cybernetic loop in which the artist was sometimes electrocuted, subject to her anxiety levels. By wearing both EEG and Galvanic skin sensors the more intense the artist's anxiety the more damage was inflicted upon both her, through electrocution, and a digital image of a South London bomb site.
It is a section of the book, 'Engaged Urbanism'.
Engaged Urbanism showcases the exciting ways in which urbanists are responding to this question and working towards fairer cities. Its authors offer succinct, candid and carefully illustrated commentaries on the trials and successes of risk-taking research, revealing how they collaborate across fields of expertise, inventing or adapting methods to suit bespoke situations. Featuring novel uses and combinations of practice-from activism, architectural design and undercover journalism, to film, sculpture, performance and photography- in a diversity of cities such as Beirut, Johannesburg, Kisumu, London and Rio de Janeiro, Engaged Urbanism demonstrates how some of the greatest challenges for present and future populations are being rigorously and creatively addressed.

ContributionNameRCA ID
ArtistDare, Eleanoreleanor.dare
AuthorDare, Eleanoreleanor.dare
Official URL: http://www.ibtauris.com/books/the%20arts/architect...
Subjects: Architecture > K400 Planning (Urban > K440 Urban studies
School or Centre: School of Communication
Funders: UCL Urban Laboratory
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 16:04
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 14:30
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2917
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