Experience and materiality at places of collective memory in Chile

Marisela Montenegro Martínez, Isabel Piper Shafir, Roberto Fernández Droguett, Mauricio Sepúlveda Galeas

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The monuments and places of memory built in Chile to remember the human rights violations that occurred during the military dictatorship (1973-1990) contribute to the construction of hegemonic versions of these events. which have the effect of producing a "truth" about the facts. This article discusses the results of a research conducted at Santiago de Chile and shows how visitors of these places of memory relate to the space and interpret its materiality as a "proof of truth". The analysis was based on the notion of experience, understood as a product arising in the assembly of bodies, objects, discourses and practices that are update in the interaction between visitors and memory places.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1723-1734
JournalUniversitas Psychologica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Experience
  • Human rights
  • Semiotic-material assemblage
  • Theaters of memory


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