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.
transnational, constructions, place identity, architecture, film
How to Cite
Chow, P., (2012) “The Landmark on Film: Representations of Place and Identity”, Opticon1826 13, 14-22. doi: https://doi.org/10.5334/opt.ab