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Massera, Carmen Aroztegui
The Calabozo:Virtual Reconstruction of a Place Based on Testimonies
International Journal of Architectural Computing vol. 3 - no. 3, 281-298
The objective the research reported here is to create a visualization of a place based on personal experiences. My research addresses this issue through a case study: the visualization of a women's political prison during the Uruguayan military dictatorship (1973–85). The proposed visualization is based on these women's personal experiences of the solitary confinement cell (calabozo). Compared with their male counterpart, women's memories about prison have been traditionally relegated to a second level in Uruguay. The visualization aims to communicate these women's experiences of the calabozo through a video installation. This article first reviews relevant precedents to the case study and to virtual reconstructions and later describes the video installation.