The Importance Of Collective Memory And History

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Introduction In the 1960s and 1970s, there was a great deal of academic research on memory, that is ‘memory boom’. As a contemporary architect, Rossi (1984) emphasized the importance of history and argued that memory or history are the clues of understanding the complex urban structure, which was influenced by psychologist Carl Jung. However, Nietzsche (1997), the philosopher at the same time, had criticized the recognition of overemphasizing the meaning of history. In this essay, we will explore the significance of collective memory and history. In addition, we will discuss the two different views in the same context and, we should keep or break the historical restrictions in the process of urban development. In the analysis of the Grange Garden, we interviewed the local community staff and plotted the time line. In order to illustrate Rossi and Nietzsche 's views, we mainly use the contrast to show the difference between the two. The structure of the paper is as follows. First, we shall briefly introduce the basic analysis of the Grange Garden, which is located in Grangetown. Then it will give an explanation of collective memory theoretical concepts from different disciplines. Next, we will analyze the grange garden area through the thinking of collective memory. Finally, we will critically discuss the collective memory theoretical concept. Discussion History of Grange Garden Grange Garden is a small park in the heart of Grangetown, and it contains the whole memory of

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