Tracing Times in Place

  • Anita BakshiEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict book series (PSCHC)


Describes how this important and diverse commercial centre once worked as a social space and its transformation into a site of concrete division. An exploration of praxis, it describes shopkeepers’ memories of everyday life in the city’s main marketplace in the 1950s, through its transformation into a no-man’s land in 1974. This chapter renders visible previously unrecorded memories that have been overshadowed or obscured by official narratives of the contested past in Cyprus. The main conclusions of the chapter affirm that memories about place are able to reveal apparently ‘forgotten’ histories, and that the process of visual inquiry and mapping work allowed individuals access to memories that they had been encouraged to forget.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Landscape ArchitectureRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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