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Megchun, Beatriz Itzel Cruz; Juan Roldán Martín
Use of urban interventions [place-practice] as a discourse for consolidating memory
SiGraDi 2014 [Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics - ISBN: 978-9974-99-655-7] Uruguay- Montevideo 12,13,14 November 2014, pp. 497-501
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.