Pamphlet Architecture 23 - Move: Sites of Trauma by Johanna Saleh Dickson

By Johanna Saleh Dickson

Based in 1978 through architect Steven Holl and bookseller William Stout in an try and skirt the editorial keep an eye on of the reigning architectural journal tradition, Pamphlet Architecture has been disrupting the status-quo ever on account that. This sequence of small experimental volumes has brought vital rules and spurred much-needed debate between scholars and practitioners alike.

Pamphlet structure 23 contains in this culture with a e-book chosen in an open festival. Johanna Saleh Dickson's access used to be selected from over seventy submissions bought from architects, lecturers, and scholars from around the state and world wide.

Her pamphlet investigates the occasions of may well thirteen, 1985, while a bomb used to be dropped via police on a Philadelphia row apartment that allows you to evacuate its residents-members of the novel association stream. the hearth that ensued killed eleven movement individuals and destroyed a whole urban block. Tainted by means of those demanding occasions, the reconstructed condo situated at the website has stood unoccupied for almost 20 years. Dickson proposes an architectural therapy that will facilitate and advertise therapeutic in the affected neighborhood.

A demand rules for Pamphlet 24 has already long gone out. A winner may be chosen in September of this yr and the subsequent cutting edge undertaking could be released in spring of 2003.

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Although these walls no longer exist today, it is important to return to the bombing's aftermath, May 14, 1985, to find the proper response to this trauma. ” After the fire, almost all of the party walls remained standing, but many of them were severely damaged, particularly those closest to 48 the bomb's epicenter, the MOVE house at 6221 Osage Avenue. It is in these damaged party walls that the potential for transformation is found. By leaving the party walls on the site in some form, they become the physical representation of the traumatic memory; an image of the past (and present) that starts to construct a narrative.

17. Quoted in Boyette, 143. 18. Ivan Illich, H20 and the Waters of Forgetfulness (Dallas:The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, 1985), 10. 19. MOVE, 32. 20. Illich, 18. 21. Quoted in Boyette, 145. 22. Wagner-Pacifici, 148. 23. Quoted in Kai T. Erikson, Everything in Its Path: Destruction of Community in the Buffalo Creek Flood (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1977), 46. 24. Erikson, 177. 25. Erikson, 150. 26. Erikson, 156. 34 01A_MOVE_1-35 9/9/02 12:18 PM Page 35 27. S. M. Silver, J. P. ” In Human Adaptation to Extreme Stress: From the Holocaust to Vietnam, ed.

The collages are a method of exploring the conflict as a social construction, both theoretically and spatially. In the first collage (left), the quotes are used to establish a horizontal linear system; new connections between seemingly dissident beliefs are drawn vertically. The second collage (right) seeks to pull the most crucial issues from 39 the first collage and draw non-linear connections between them. The final collage (following page) is a further reinterpretation of the spatial relationships created in the first two collages; quotes used are more in the language of resolution than conflict.

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