The Landmark on Film: Representations of Place and Identity

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This paper examines two documentary essays focusing on landmark architecture in the transnational Øresund region comprising Copenhagen and Malmö. I argue that the motif of construction and deconstruction is congruous to our understanding of the ways identities are negotiated vis-à-vis spatial experience. In the films, the multiple trajectories of characters of diverse nationalities and cultures are woven into the (de)construction of the landmark structures, producing a visual space that interrogates what ‘identity’ means in an increasingly networked and global world.

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transnational, constructions, place identity, architecture, film

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Chow, P., (2012) “The Landmark on Film: Representations of Place and Identity”, Opticon1826 13, p.14-22.

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Pei-Sze Chow (Department of Scandinavian Studies, SELCS, UCL)

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