Evaluation of childhouse memory through spatial indicators

Apart from being tangible cultural heritages, buildings and spaces have intangible values. These intangible values based on memoirs and leave trace on people‘s minds. These can be read on the spatial indicators and becomes ‗spatial memory‘. Memory is not only an individual capacity, but also collective, accordingly cultural. These individual spatial memories intellect with the others‘ and create ‗collective memory‘. It is the most important element that makes the individual, a part of the society. Both individual memory and collective memory based on tangible collective experiences. They are remembered with spatial elements and reminders. They are connected to the space. Space can be a defined space like a rural house or a freer space like a cultural landscape. Memory is an interdisciplinary topic. The themes of how much of the memoirs are related to the space and how the elements of the space affect the memoir, constitute the concept of spatial memory. Within this study, spatial memory concept is studied through the ‗childhood house‘, have an important place in a person‘s life. A questionnaire on spatial elements is used to determine how memorable the childhood house is. In this paper, spatial memory indicators are evaluated by analyzing memorability of childhood house elements. The spatial indicators and memory indicators were tested on university students without an age limitation to define the spatial memory perception.
8th Annual International Conference on Architecture, 9-12 July 2018


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Citation Formats
S. Cengiz, “Evaluation of childhouse memory through spatial indicators,” Athens, Greece, 2018, p. 20, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/87839.