Remembrance Park 14-18: The landscape as a score for the choreography of memory

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Abstract

The Remembrance Park 14–18 in West Flanders responds to a commission from the Flemish government to unify a landscape marked by the Great War. The surface of the park is unusual and poses the question about the definition of the landscape. Jeroen Geurst and Lodewijk Baljon have conceived the Remembrance park like a theatre for memory. This critique uses the terminology of movement analysis to approach the Remembrance Park as a score for the choreography of memory. If the landscape is a score, the visitor is its reader, implicated in the continuation of commemoration of the Great War. Choreographed experiences, and the implication of the visitor, are strategies for permanence applied in the Remembrance Park 14–18.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-47
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Landscape Architecture
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • First World War
  • Flanders
  • memorial park
  • visitor

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