Jewish District: Symbols, Places, and Practices

Hello all,

The project aims to depict how these two types of identities intervene in the “Jewish Quarter” by looking at symbols, places, and practices. By symbols we understand the Jewish symbols present in the 7th district and we were looking at how these symbols are contextualized and at the same time recontextualized. Places that were the unit of our analysis are Dohany Synagogue, as one of the most significant place for the ‘traditional’ representation of the “Jewish Quarter”, and Siraly as the place for ‘alternative’ to the official and traditional depiction of the district. What is referred by practices in our project is how people practice the space of the district, with an emphasis on the people in Synagogue and people in Siraly.

Synopsis of the Photo Essay

The outline of our project follows a structure in three parts that we entitled Symbols, Places, and Practices. The rational behind this structure follows the lines of our interaction with the field that led us from the obvious to the more intimate sides of the quarter. In practice such a firm distinction between the three does not exist. Symbols mark the places, they are interpreted and re-interpreted by the groups that reside in the quarter or visit it, practicing the place, and giving it new dimensions. To convey our representation of this identity, we organized the photo essay in these three parts. However, the borders of these three components were not clearly stated in the photo essay per se, precisely because they flow into each other.

Here is the full photo essay


Enjoy

Dumi and Esma

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One Response to Jewish District: Symbols, Places, and Practices

  1. Janos Szakacs says:

    i think the etterem photo is mint! xxx

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