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“Use of urban interventions [place-practice] as a discourse for consolidating memory”: A case study of Sharjah cricket playgrounds

Cruz-Megchun, Beatriz Itzel; Roldán, Juan;


This research discusses how expatriates living in Sharjah intervene with the urban landscape through practices that allow them to take possession of that place-space and use it as a discourse to consolidate their identity. A thorough documentation of the urban sprawl of one of the major arteries of Sharjah was used as a means to collect imagery that portrays the human appreciation of the environment. A design-urban intervention was used as a discursive instrument to entitle us to make visible (and thus tangible) the transition from a simple sign of cultural identity into a memory for a collective society.


Palavras-chave: Urban Intervention, Practice, Place: Rituals, Memory,


DOI: 10.5151/despro-sigradi2014-0101

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Cruz-Megchun, Beatriz Itzel; Roldán, Juan; "“Use of urban interventions [place-practice] as a discourse for consolidating memory”: A case study of Sharjah cricket playgrounds", p. 497-501 . In: Proceedings of the XVIII Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics: Design in Freedom [=Blucher Design Proceedings, v.1, n.8]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-sigradi2014-0101

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