Brainstorming seminar in Cambridge (03-06/08/2011) chaired by Dr. Gilly Carr, Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education and a Fellow of St Catharine’s College.
POLIMI was invited to join a group of 8 Scholars discussing about possible Research schemes to investigate the Atlantikwall remains: a difensive infrastructure crossing Europe from cape North to Pireénes, lasting more than 6.000 Km with almost 12.000 buildings and schelters abandoned on the shores of Europe.
AW is a Military Heritage where large part of WWII painfull memories are melted together with the concrete used as construction material. The questions posed by slave and forced labor and their neglected stories, are topics of a undergoing negotiation among different countries (the one of perpetrators, the several of victims, the several hosting): Socio-cultural history, architecture and landscape, conflict archaelogy, are some of the disciplines involed by a such hudge invasive presence.
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