Conflict Landmarks (08 Sep 2004)
This year's Design History Society conference, entitled The Politics of Design takes place at the University of Ulster between September 9th and 11th. One of the sessions at the conference is entitled 'Sites of history/Sites of conflict'.
Laurie Taylor is joined by Dr John Schofield, Head of Military Programmes at English Heritage and Visiting Lecturer at Southampton University and Dr Louise Purbrick , cultural historian and Senior Lecturer in Art and Design History at Brighton University, to discuss what we should do with conflict landmarks - the buildings which are left behind after wars, civil strife or divisions?
Is it better to forget structures like the Berlin Wall, Greenham Common or the Maze Prison? Or should they be preserved as a way of remembering conflict and helping those involved to make sense of a painful past?
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