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Troubled Spaces 
time affections and memories 
Massimo Schinco, ITALY 
psychotherapist 
Sara Schinco, ITALY 
master in arc...
what happens when things we cannot usually see 
become visible? 
what happens when questions often considered as 
metaphys...
just as a scenographic 
environment, space 
can reveal and show 
different 
functions 
values 
meanings 
depending on how ...
the qualities of space are 
revealed by our interaction 
among a 
“profusion of connections” 
(Arnheim 1981) 
in which our...
we make a choice 
we give 
order 
(put something in) 
we find order 
(take something out) 
Memory: Forgetting and Creating...
all this is a process 
it is related 
to identity 
it is carried out 
during time 
not only our time and our identity 
we ...
architecture territorial planning restoration 
branches of knowledge and operations which are 
intended to build, ordinate...
what is a monument? 
Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014...
what is original (authentic)? 
Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th Sept...
Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 
Troubled Spaces - S...
Ernest Hemingway used to say 
about narrative process: 
“… I always try to write on the 
principle of the iceberg. There i...
before considering some practical examples, can we 
connect the observations above in a consistent and 
sharp-cut theoreti...
the process started between the end of the 19th 
century and the first half of 20th 
the basic assumptions of Western Cult...
in consequence of what was started then 
we are now leaving at our back views based on 
reductionism 
materialism 
separat...
the role of 
the human responsible choice 
and of the affections 
are taken into account 
much more than before 
Memory: F...
intuitions from philosophers 
and scholars like 
Edmund Husserl 
Henri Bergson 
William James 
Edith Stein 
seem to make a...
several Authors 
(e.g. Manousakis, 2006) 
depict individual consciousness as 
a subsystem, just relatively autonomous 
int...
in a frame as such, where a separation between 
“inner” and “outer” reality is no longer accepted, 
the hypothesis of 
the...
in this bias 
individual and group’s behaviors 
dreams, myths, artistic products, religious systems 
the collective recoll...
one of the most authoritative representative 
of this cultural trend 
is the psychoanalist 
and dream researcher 
Montague...
Ullmann emphasizes that 
“we are much less separate than we think we are” 
“…that part of us which is linked to others thr...
from a theoretical point of view Ullmann 
roots his statements in the contribute of 
the physicist David Bohm 
following B...
in consequence of this 
all conceptions considering 
individual vs collective, 
psychological vs “material” 
past, present...
“changing a physiognomy [of a space]… [we 
construct] new social, functional and symbolic 
geographies” (Secchi 2006) 
is ...
Dresden 
Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 
Troubled S...
Dresden 
Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 
Troubled S...
Dresden 
reconstruction 
strong reaffirmation of the lost identity 
signs of the flow of time in the use of material 
Memo...
Dresden 
Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 
Troubled S...
Berlin 
Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 
Troubled Sp...
Berlin 
Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 
Troubled Sp...
new construction 
reconsideration of compositive models & materials 
Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary C...
Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 
Troubled Spaces - S...
Küstrin/Kostrzyn 
Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 
T...
Küstrin/Kostrzyn 
Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 
T...
Küstrin/Kostrzyn 
Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 
T...
Küstrin/Kostrzyn 
Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 
T...
Küstrin/Kostrzyn 
Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 
T...
Küstrin/Kostrzyn 
2007 2009 2014 
Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th S...
Küstrin/Kostrzyn 
Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 
T...
Küstrin/Kostrzyn 
Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 
T...
Küstrin/Kostrzyn 
Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 
T...
as a final remark 
things can be destroyed 
sceneries can be upset 
maps can go lost 
affections and memories can be remov...
just as a final disclaimer 
issues about the ultimate nature of the individual “I” 
operating in the stream of contents an...
Thank You!
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Troubled Spaces: Time, Affections and Memories in Territorial Identity Processes

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Memory: Forgetting and Creating
Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk, Poland
11th – 12th September 2014
Organizer:
University of Gdańsk (Poland) – Research Unit for Dream, Memory and Imagination Studies
Co-organizers:
Jagiellonian University (Poland)
Federal University of Paraná (Brazil)
University of São Paulo (Brazil)
McGill University (Canada)


Troubled Spaces: Time, Affections and Memories in Territorial Identity Processes

  1. 1. Troubled Spaces time affections and memories Massimo Schinco, ITALY psychotherapist Sara Schinco, ITALY master in architecture in territorial identity processes Memory: Forgetting and Creating Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014
  2. 2. what happens when things we cannot usually see become visible? what happens when questions often considered as metaphysical and sometimes ambiguous like Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco time affections memories become explicit in space?
  3. 3. just as a scenographic environment, space can reveal and show different functions values meanings depending on how we look at it, move inside it, how we touch it, how we relate to it, being us audience and actors at one time Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  4. 4. the qualities of space are revealed by our interaction among a “profusion of connections” (Arnheim 1981) in which our mind gives and finds meaning and relevance Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  5. 5. we make a choice we give order (put something in) we find order (take something out) Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco we establish a hierarchy
  6. 6. all this is a process it is related to identity it is carried out during time not only our time and our identity we relate also to other people and memories of the past in this sense the process of building an identity is collective, partially unconscious and continuously ongoing Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  7. 7. architecture territorial planning restoration branches of knowledge and operations which are intended to build, ordinate and organize spaces theorists and professionals are not concordant on a definition of restoration but they all agree on some aspects: it is a complex and time related operation Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco it includes many different aspects, some of which hidden and troubled it has to guarantee and respect the temporal continuity - flow of time
  8. 8. what is a monument? Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco identity monument vs contest
  9. 9. what is original (authentic)? Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco time conservation vs renovation
  10. 10. Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco vs / & ? all these are problems related to multidimensionality implicate orders how to translate complex identities into physical and detectable space and to convey the stream of time into a solid framework? what happens when multidimensionality and those implicate orders are forgotten, not recognized or denied?
  11. 11. Ernest Hemingway used to say about narrative process: “… I always try to write on the principle of the iceberg. There is seven-eighths of it underwater for every part that shows. Anything you know you can eliminate and it only strengthens your iceberg. It is the part that doesn’t show. If a writer omits something because he does not know it then there is a hole in the story.” (the underlining is ours) Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  12. 12. before considering some practical examples, can we connect the observations above in a consistent and sharp-cut theoretical framework? we are persuaded that soon we’ll be able to answer a full “yes” but as for now the work is still in progress Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  13. 13. the process started between the end of the 19th century and the first half of 20th the basic assumptions of Western Culture went into a radical crisis a need of a new foundation was felt in all fields of human creativity: arts, philosophy, sciences … Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  14. 14. in consequence of what was started then we are now leaving at our back views based on reductionism materialism separation perspectives founded on strict determinism seem to be replaced by explanations not pretending to be complete whose outcomes are not fully predictable Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  15. 15. the role of the human responsible choice and of the affections are taken into account much more than before Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  16. 16. intuitions from philosophers and scholars like Edmund Husserl Henri Bergson William James Edith Stein seem to make a comeback through new paradigms of consciousness Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  17. 17. several Authors (e.g. Manousakis, 2006) depict individual consciousness as a subsystem, just relatively autonomous into an infinite stream of global consciousness Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  18. 18. in a frame as such, where a separation between “inner” and “outer” reality is no longer accepted, the hypothesis of the continuity between different states of consciousness (Hartmann 2011, 2012) acquires a larger scope with a huge fallout on the choices of individuals and groups about their environment Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  19. 19. in this bias individual and group’s behaviors dreams, myths, artistic products, religious systems the collective recollection or avoidance of memories and feelings shared by entire communities show themselves as phenomena reapproaching us to the collective foundations of our identity Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  20. 20. one of the most authoritative representative of this cultural trend is the psychoanalist and dream researcher Montague Ullmann (1932 – 2008) Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  21. 21. Ullmann emphasizes that “we are much less separate than we think we are” “…that part of us which is linked to others through feeling is more real, more enduring and more significant than other dimensions of our existence. It compels belief. It dissolves distances, creates unity and links us to the real world. This is the stuff of reality” Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  22. 22. from a theoretical point of view Ullmann roots his statements in the contribute of the physicist David Bohm following Bohm, reality “explicates” and “implicates” itself in an endless “holomovement” the movement of the whole Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  23. 23. in consequence of this all conceptions considering individual vs collective, psychological vs “material” past, present and future as ultimately separated are no longer accepted Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  24. 24. “changing a physiognomy [of a space]… [we construct] new social, functional and symbolic geographies” (Secchi 2006) is that enough? 3 “troubled spaces” related to identity and time “Visually […] the balance of a project can only rely on what is detectable to the eye” (Arnheim 1981) (the translation is ours) Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  25. 25. Dresden Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  26. 26. Dresden Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  27. 27. Dresden reconstruction strong reaffirmation of the lost identity signs of the flow of time in the use of material Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  28. 28. Dresden Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco reviving old identity? new identity?
  29. 29. Berlin Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  30. 30. Berlin Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco frozen time?
  31. 31. new construction reconsideration of compositive models & materials Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  32. 32. Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco layering
  33. 33. Küstrin/Kostrzyn Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  34. 34. Küstrin/Kostrzyn Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  35. 35. Küstrin/Kostrzyn Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  36. 36. Küstrin/Kostrzyn Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco Prussian identity – removed
  37. 37. Küstrin/Kostrzyn Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  38. 38. Küstrin/Kostrzyn 2007 2009 2014 Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco Soviet identity – removed
  39. 39. Küstrin/Kostrzyn Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco revitalisation?
  40. 40. Küstrin/Kostrzyn Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco nowadays or no-days identity?
  41. 41. Küstrin/Kostrzyn Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  42. 42. as a final remark things can be destroyed sceneries can be upset maps can go lost affections and memories can be removed but the implicate orders they convey always remain and shall be taken into account Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  43. 43. just as a final disclaimer issues about the ultimate nature of the individual “I” operating in the stream of contents and processes of consciousness where there is not a general consensus among scholars have not been taken into account in this presentation, since they go beyond its focus and scope Memory: Forgetting and Creating - Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk - 11th – 12th September 2014 Troubled Spaces - S. Schinco - M. Schinco
  44. 44. Thank You!

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