Thesis Title: Afterlife: Reconstructing Affect at Sites of Monumental Destruction
Andrea's work examines the "afterlife" of two monumental social objects, physically transformed through acts of cultural destruction and their contested reconfiguration in new highly political contexts. Marked by traumatic destruction the Mostar Bridge in Bosnia and the World Trade Centre in New York have both assumed an afterlife in the present as sites of collective remembering and forgetting, imbued with a form of mediating agency that is affective as much as conceptual.
Other Research Interests:
Space, Place, and Landscape
Cultural Memory/Social forgetting