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Photo Essay: National Identity Expressed in Architecture

Written by: Eliott Sistac Forming a national identity is a process indispensable to the concept of a nation. Inseparable from the theory of nationalism, the formation of national identity is used by governments to gain legitimacy by claiming the national and political units of the state should be congruent. As a member of the first […]

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Architecture and ideology: modernity as a Fascist endeavour in Il Foro Mussolini

Written by: Thomas Bouzereau and Pauline Darrieus In recent years, Fascist architecture has taken an increasingly important place among the Italian public debate, for being omnipresent yet unnoticed. It is all the more surprising when one knows that the architectural characteristics of that time were very tied to the political program of the Duce. Italian […]

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Architecture and the Reconstruction of National Identity: A glance at Norway

Where are you from? In a globalized world where people continuously renew their ties with their environment, this simple, yet complex question has for many become more and more difficult to answer.