Cultura International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

Volume 6, Issue 2, 2009

Simona Mitroiu, Elena Adam
Pages 145-158

Signs of Memory and Traces of Oblivion

The main objectives of this paper are to analyze the relation between memory and oblivion and their exterior forms to the level of physical and cultural space. The notion of memory places (defined as accumulations of signs of identity and their materializations) is presented in its two manifestations: as memory landmarks (connection points to the collective past) and as memory signs. The distinction is based on the power of memory to remind us who we are, but also what we forgot about ourselves. We divided the paper in several parts.