DA AZINHAGA À ESTRADA. MEMÓRIA E IDENTIDADE NA ZONA ORIENTAL DE LISBOA
Keywords:Public Art, Urban Design, Civic Participation
This study is based upon a reflection about the factors present in the construction of certain space’s identity and in the
existing relations between memory and place.
It is taken as example the Oriental Area of Lisbon (already studied in previous papers, under different perspectives), in which
is foreseen to exist an oriental identity, disclosed in a physical and social homogeneity, in a group of characteristics that
distinguishes this area from the remaining city reality.
Because of its condition as living spaces – in opposition to edified patrimony, “petrified places” (Fortuna, 1999) –, the public
urban spaces reveal different time spaces as a support of the edified unity, translating place’s specificity trough its trace,
establishing themselves as identity factors, susceptible to create new urban living experiences, if readapted to contemporary
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