Port Bou and two grains of wheat: in remembrance of Walter Benjamin

Tobe, Renee (2005) Port Bou and two grains of wheat: in remembrance of Walter Benjamin. Architectural Theory Review, 10 (1). pp. 125-135. ISSN 1326-4826

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Abstract

Walter Benjamin's description of fragments, not as objects but as vehicles that invite us to enter into a creative mode of imaginative participation, marks a path for discourse that leads to a phenomenological description of Dani Karavan's monument for Benjamin in Port Bou. This small town at the border of France and Spain, where Benjamin ended his life, is the setting for setting for his memorial. Our journey touches on Benjamin's friendship and written correspondence with Gershom Scholem, as well as collecting and its relation to creation and creativity. At Port Bou we follow Benjamin's advice and ponder, linger, collecting information.

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Additional Information:Walter Benjamin's description of fragments, not as objects but as vehicles that invite us to enter into a creative mode of imaginative participation, marks a path for discourse that leads to a phenomenological description of Dani Karavan's monument for Benjamin in Port Bou. This small town at the border of France and Spain, where Benjamin ended his life, is the setting for setting for his memorial. Our journey touches on Benjamin's friendship and written correspondence with Gershom Scholem, as well as collecting and its relation to creation and creativity. At Port Bou we follow Benjamin's advice and ponder, linger, collecting information.
Keywords:Port Bou, Walter Benjamin, Critical theory, Collection, Creativity
Subjects:Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q220 Literature in its original language
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Architecture
ID Code:1292
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:05 Oct 2007
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:26

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