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A Relic of Communism, an Architectural Nightmare or a Determinant of the City’s Brand? Media, Political and Architectural Dispute over the Monument to the Revolutionary Act in Rzeszów (Poland)

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Faculty of Media and Social Communication, University of Information Technology and Management, 35225 Rzeszów, Poland
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Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies, University of Warsaw, 00-310 Warsaw, Poland
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Received: 29 December 2020 / Revised: 10 January 2021 / Accepted: 15 January 2021 / Published: 26 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Architecture and Politics)
This article deals with the issues of architectural elements of public space, treated as components of art and visual communication, and at the same time determinants of the emotional aspects of political conflicts, social disputes, and media discourse. The aim of the considerations is to show, with the usage of the principles of critical analysis of media discourse, the impact of social events, political communication, and the activity of mass communicators on the perception of the monument of historical memory and the changes that take place within its public evaluation. The authors chose the method of critical analysis of the media discourse due to its compliance with the planned purpose of the analyses, thus, providing the opportunity to perform qualitative research, enabling the creation of possibly up-to-date conclusions regarding both the studied thread, and allowing the extrapolation of certain conclusions to other examples. The media material relating to the controversial Monument to the Revolutionary Act, located in the city of Rzeszów (Poland), was selected for the analysis. On this example, an attempt was made to evaluate the mutual relations between politically engaged architecture and art, and the contemporary consequences of this involvement in the social and political dimension. View Full-Text
Keywords: media discourse; visual communication; city brand; public space; socialist art media discourse; visual communication; city brand; public space; socialist art
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Gawroński, S.; Tworzydło, D.; Bajorek, K.; Bis, Ł. A Relic of Communism, an Architectural Nightmare or a Determinant of the City’s Brand? Media, Political and Architectural Dispute over the Monument to the Revolutionary Act in Rzeszów (Poland). Arts 2021, 10, 8. https://doi.org/10.3390/arts10010008

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Gawroński S, Tworzydło D, Bajorek K, Bis Ł. A Relic of Communism, an Architectural Nightmare or a Determinant of the City’s Brand? Media, Political and Architectural Dispute over the Monument to the Revolutionary Act in Rzeszów (Poland). Arts. 2021; 10(1):8. https://doi.org/10.3390/arts10010008

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Gawroński, Sławomir, Dariusz Tworzydło, Kinga Bajorek, and Łukasz Bis. 2021. "A Relic of Communism, an Architectural Nightmare or a Determinant of the City’s Brand? Media, Political and Architectural Dispute over the Monument to the Revolutionary Act in Rzeszów (Poland)" Arts 10, no. 1: 8. https://doi.org/10.3390/arts10010008

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