“And Is It Really in Lubawka?” Young People and Wanted and Unwanted Cultural Heritage

Author: Joanna Cukras-Stelągowska
Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Author: Jakub Stelągowski
Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Year of publication: 2013
Source: Show
Pages: 111-134
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/kie.2013.06.06
PDF: kie/99/kie9906.pdf

In our research we are seeking for a Lower Silesian identity, we are especially interested in the Polish-German cultural heritage in social remembrance (or social oblivion). In the article our basic purpose is to provide the grounds for discussion about the presence of the sacred space in social memory (the old German Calvary as a part of contemporary Lubawka’s cultural heritage), using group interviews with visual presentations to stimulate a journey back into the past, to familiarize with the place and its images. We aim at the reconstruction of “social frames of memory”, the moments when the small sacral architecture began to lose its religious mad social power, and we also want to show young residents’ attitudes towards this process. The project also seems to have some social value because it may become an introduction to the debate on preserving the Calvary as an element of local identity.


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