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Hurtful memories in Buenos Aires: from ex concentration camps to sites of memory

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Rebeca Lopes Cabral
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU/SBI)
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Examining board members:
Renato Cymbalista; Silvio Oksman
Advisor: Renato Cymbalista

This dissertation looks at the forms of representation of the memory of the last Argentine military dictatorship (1976-1983). It is taken as a focus of the investigation the former Centros Clandestinos de Detención Tortura y Extermínio (Ex-CCDTyE) of Buenos Aires, now sites of memory and conscience, which compose the Red Federal de Sítios de Memoria: the Ex Escuela Mecánica de la Armada (Ex ESMA), the Ex Club Atlético, the Ex Olimpo, the Ex Virrey Cevallos and the Ex Automotores Orletti. We pretend to analyze these places that were scenarios of violence in the past, and that today are part of a network, observing how each of them works its specificities and completes (or not) with the others, in order to configure (or not) a complex and non-redundant narrative in the city. This dissertation looks at these five sites from a network perspective, seeking to discuss the possibilities - aesthetic, political and ethical - of representing the memories of violence in the contemporary world, from and through places in the city that were concentration camps (COLOMBO, 2017) and became memory sites. For that, the Ex CCDTyEs are analyzed by the set of tensions that built them: between groups, agents, groups within groups and memory policies; and signs, tools and techniques (architectural, archaeological, graphic, propagandistic, etc.) chosen to represent the memory of the violence of the 1970s. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/22676-4 - Hurtful memories in Buenos Aires: from clandestine detention camps to sites of memory and conscience
Grantee:Rebeca Lopes Cabral
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master