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This article has been published in: Ocula 28, Public Art and Urban Spaces

author: Luigi Virgolin (Dipartimento di Comunicazione e Ricerca Sociale, Sapienza Università di Roma, IT)

Cityscapes. Digital urban maps and new forms of subjectivity

language: italian

publication date: December 2023

abstract: The paper proposes a semiotic analysis of Cityscapes by Valeriana Berchicci, a digital museum of memory of Rome hosted on a permanent and interactive online platform that maps the city through oral narratives collected by the artist and the users themselves. The goal is to test whether the digital platform placed at the service of the museum-archive can constitute a qualitatively innovative way of musealization and memory reprocessing. At the heart of the project is the relationship between representation of urban space, memory and artistic practice, investigated in particular from the perspective of the concepts of museum and his objects, spatial and temporal coordinates, the use of voice in a figurative way, and the intersubjective dimension.

keywords: mappa, memoria, museo immaginario, cityscapes, roma, map, memory, imaginary museum, cityscapes, rome

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DOI: 10.57576/ocula2023-14

citation information: Luigi Virgolin, Cityscapes. Mappe urbane digitali e nuove forme di soggettività, "Ocula", vol.24, n.28, pp.114-127, December 2023. DOI: 10.57576/ocula2023-14


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