Modes of Engagement

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


Modes of Engagement, presents memory and heritage projects that use stable elements and material artifacts, such as buildings and urban infrastructure, in a manner that supports dynamic and flexible engagements with the past. I describe here my 2012 exhibition in Nicosia, which included a series of visually layered maps, drawings, and 3D installations designed to illustrate their creation by many individuals remembering the past in different ways. Other examples of projects from Bosnia, Israel/Palestine, South Africa, and North America describe how scholars, designers, heritage practitioners, and community organizers can work with various groups in order to more effectively tell complex stories rather than polarized versions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Landscape ArchitectureRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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