Koloniale og postkoloniale materialiseringer i Jardin Tropicale

Johanna Maj Lerche-Jørgensen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This thesis explores the development of Jardin Tropicale, from it was created in 1899 up until today, through the buildings and monuments at the site that today exist in a curious space, somewhere between cultural heritage and ruins; between memory and amnesia. How are these buildings, many of which were originally created to feature in colonial exhibitions and world fairs in 20. century France, materialized in colonial and postcolonial time and space? And how have colonial and postcolonial time and space materialized in these vestiges in the garden? These questions are explored through an empirical analysis, building on theory and method from the fields of material culture studies and memory studies. Through this exploration it is shown how the garden have the potential to function as an alternative space of memory for the colonial and postcolonial era, not just through the buildings colonial architecture in itself, but also through different processes of use, neglect and preservation.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato3 jul. 2019
Antal sider67
VejledereKarin Cohr Lützen


  • Erindring
  • Glemsel
  • Ruiner
  • Fransk kolonihistorie
  • 20. århundredes historie
  • Postkolonialisme
  • Materialitetsteori
  • Erindringssteder
  • Frankrig
  • Byhistorie
  • Paris
  • Koloniudstillinger
  • Verdensudstillinger
  • 1. Verdenskrig
  • Mindesmærker
  • Arkitektur
  • Botaniske haver
  • Europæisk historie
  • Monumenter