Am 14. Dezember 2016
im Haus der Architektur
(HDA), Mariahilferstr. 2, Graz.
"Critical reflection is a necessity desperately needed to produce substantial architecture." (Roger Riewe)
This publication is the result of the examination of a place that is real and unreal, absent and present, visible, but simultaneously displaced from the consciousness - a place of human suffering and horror. This book is an attempt to a complex confrontation with the reality of political prisoners in the era of Tito in Yugoslavia. It also stands for a confrontation with memory and remembrance culture.
Goli Otok – the naked island – was the gulag of the Tito regime.Divided into a male and female camp, people without court processes were brought to the island; their families and friends were left behind without public notice. Within sight of the holiday island Rab they were deprived of their individuality and, in many cases, also of their lives.
This book collates and identifies different methods and ways of working with the spatial and temporal components of fading and preservation, supposing that dealing with memory may be the memory itself.
Text: Ziga Kresevic, Armin Stocker
Publisher: Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz
Editors: Roger Riewe, Armin Stocker, Ziga Kresevic,
Institut für Architekturtechnologie