Der Raum der Stadt Lemberg in den Schichten seiner politischen DenkmälerAutoren
Grzegorz Rossoliński-Liebe, Edmonton
During the last 200 years, Lemberg has experienced three and a half overflows by monuments: a Habsburg, a Polish, a Soviet, and an Ukrainian one. These were parts of civilizing projects in order to construct new realities. Since they took place in one and the same city, Lemberg seems to be a jungle of monuments from a synchronic and diachronic point of view. The concentration of the monuments in certain periods as well as the turbulent changes in course of the time give evidence of a set of successive symbolic political occupations of the cityscape and the emotional attitude of the citizens of Lemberg to their city.
The study passes criticism on the history of Lemberg regarding the monument as three-dimensional medium of politics of history in order to gain insight into the four collective imagined realities of Lemberg as well as into the immanent belief of the former and present citizens in their natural "ethnicity". For this purpose, the study firstly explores the monuments risen or not risen in Lemberg, and secondly it analyzes the connection between politics, history and space.