La durée dans la dureté: Espaces de la mémoire et mémoires de l’espace chez Paul Ricœur

Francesca D'Alessandris


In Memory, History, Forgetting, Ricœur does not provide us with a clear definition of collective memory. In this article, we will try to show how it could nevertheless be described, based on the same text, as the capacity for recognition, by way of reciprocal attribution, memories that are engraved in temporal spaces and are shared with our neighbors and, through them, with strangers. To verify this hypothesis, we will analyse Ricœur’s reflection on architecture as public memory’s engraving into space, presented for the first time in the text “Architecture et narrativité.” Lastly, we will consider imagination and bodily memory, i.e. habit emanating from the act of inhabiting, as the conditions of possibility for the crystallization of memories in shared places.


Collective Memory; Space; Architecture; Imagination; Body


Copyright (c) 2019 Francesca D'Alessandris

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