0 17 2013

Spatialising Ritual: Acts of Remembrance in Contemporary Memorial Design

Russell Rodrigo

Abstract


This paper examines the processes of ritual performance and ritualisation in contemporary memorial design, and argues that through their design, creation, and use, memorials have the capacity to invoke ritual action that is akin to those associated with sacred space. Spatialising ritual is thereby achieved by consciously allowing for the possibility of ritual action, where memory, rather than an end product, is reframed as remembrance, a process.


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ISSN 1749-9771