Materializing Metaphor

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


Materializing Metaphor, ends the book with a call to rethink the design of memorial and cultural heritage sites, offering readers insights on implementation and practice. I propose interventions that begin to materialize a middle ground of memory by bringing together the reserve of forgetting and place-based memories and actions. Critiquing the abstract design vocabulary often employed at memorial sites, I argue for the development of hybrid design practices and strategies that balance process and form. I propose trajectories that can lead to enriched forms at memorial sites through an approach that works with the hybrid nature of the mind and theories of embodied and extended cognition.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Landscape ArchitectureRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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