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        • Chris Dähne & Janneke van Bergen
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        • Rewriting the ‘Zone’
          Cinematic Narratives for Postindustrial Landscapes

        Abstract
        This contribution discusses narrative and scenography as vital instruments for the redefinition of post-industrial urban landscapes. It offers tools for the re-engagement of architecture, with leitmotivs as incubators for urban renewal. The article presents a theoretical project in ‘the Zone’ of Plagwitz, an abandoned industrial landscape in Leipzig, using narrative as a method for reprogramming. Motives from the movie Stalker (A. Tarkowsky, 1978/79) were taken as incentives for conceptual and spatial transformations in the Zone. These ‘transfers‘ act as leitmotivs to bring back identification and living space, enabling citizens to reconnect and reclaim this part of the city. Here narrative is not used to refill the holes of the past, but to illuminate their qualities as free space, unprogrammed voids in the city, ready for the citizen to be explored.
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        Citation
        Dähne & Janneke van BergenChris. (2017). Rewriting the ‘Zone’. Cinematic Narratives for Postindustrial Landscapes. Narrating Urban Landscapes, OASE, (98), 98–102. Retrieved from https://oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/98/Rewritingthezone
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