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The modern process of a psychiatric institution, established and then denied
Journal Title: TERRITORIO 
Author/s: Maria Antonietta Crippa 
Year:  2013 Issue: 65 Language: Italian 
Pages:  7 Pg. 74-80 FullText PDF:  562 KB
DOI:  10.3280/TR2013-065011
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The paper gives a very brief outline of the issues and problems of the psychiatric hospitals examined in the historical study conducted by the Milan research unit of the Prin on ‘Mental hospitals in Italy in the nineteenth and twentieth century. A map of the architectural heritage to acquire knowledge and to make use of them’. It contains considerations on the ‘construction of the history’, identifying, amongst other things, the necessary distinctions between legitimate denial of the structures as psychiatric institutions and the features of the architecture and landscapes and the spatial practices of collective life, in terms of its physical components and the dimensions of representation and imagination, to be recovered from confused damnatio memoriae procedures, which caused serious harm to national culture.
Keywords: Construction of history; architecture as a spatial practice; institution denied

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Maria Antonietta Crippa, The modern process of a psychiatric institution, established and then denied in "TERRITORIO" 65/2013, pp. 74-80, DOI:10.3280/TR2013-065011


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