Architectural Aspects of Genocide


ABSTRACT Architecture is an important ethic that moves within economic social policies and political mobility. This ethic is a discipline of civilization that shapes the city, country and the last world as well as all kinds of technological developments. Architecture is one of the most effective methods of explaining the political ideologies of societies. Especially monuments and museums; the symbols that represent these ideologies of societies are interpreters of collective power and common legacies of societies that connect the past and the future. It is possible to see the traces of these ideologies that you want to penetrate the memory of the city, society and the world on the façades, plan fictions and material choices of these structures. In this study; monumental structures designed with architectural competition projects were examined to announce the cultural trauma experienced by societies that could not erase the traces of the "genocide" ideology to the whole world. In these structures examined, the concepts expressing the genocide were determined by coding method and the connection with the determined codes and the structures was defined. With this definition, the extent to which memory spaces are successful in expressing the ideology of genocide has been evaluated within itself.