Theory of Architectural, Social Participation and “Contact” by Robert Zemeckis


  • Karol Wysznacki Lodz University of Technology



labyrinth, memorial, social participation, architecture


The paper shows the importance of memory in architecture and how social participation influence the formation of cultural memory. The article examines the issue of the importance of memory and how the popular culture coexists with highly symbolic places. The research will be conducted on the case of the "Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe" in Berlin, built by architect Peter Eisenman. The aim of the paper is to show that architecture of memorials restores ideas and messages to protect the community from future mistakes. Social participation supports shaping public spaces and thus participates in the creation of culture. Article points out that creating memorials is connected with a great responsibility, because they strongly affect our memory and guide future generations.




How to Cite

Wysznacki, K. (2016). Theory of Architectural, Social Participation and “Contact” by Robert Zemeckis. European Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2(3), 71–73.