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From 'patrimoine partagé' to 'whose heritage'?: critical reflections on colonial built heritage in the city of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Johan Lagae (UGent)
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This chapter presents a critical analysis of the built heritage in the city of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo. It questions the binary structure of the notion "shared heritage/patrimoine partagé" that has emerged in recent debates on built heritage in former colonized territories. By discussing two case studies (the theatre building and the Jewish cemetery), Johan Lagae argues for an approach that on the one hand links the city's urban form to colonial history by relating it to the cosmopolitan society that produced and experienced it, while on the other hand acknowledges how specific urban spaces and buildings are currently being appropriated as "lieux de mémoire" by a variety of agents that do not necessarily (want to) share this heritage
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Congo, Lubumbashi, Architecture, colonial built heritage

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Chicago
Lagae, Johan. 2010. “From ‘Patrimoine Partagé’ to ‘Whose Heritage’?: Critical Reflections on Colonial Built Heritage in the City of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo.” In Remembering, Forgetting and City Builders, ed. Tovi Fenster and Haim Yacobi, 175–191. Surrey, UK: Ashgate.
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Lagae, J. (2010). From “patrimoine partagé” to “whose heritage”?: critical reflections on colonial built heritage in the city of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo. In T. Fenster & H. Yacobi (Eds.), Remembering, forgetting and city builders (pp. 175–191). Surrey, UK: Ashgate.
Vancouver
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Lagae J. From “patrimoine partagé” to “whose heritage”?: critical reflections on colonial built heritage in the city of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo. In: Fenster T, Yacobi H, editors. Remembering, forgetting and city builders. Surrey, UK: Ashgate; 2010. p. 175–91.
MLA
Lagae, Johan. “From ‘Patrimoine Partagé’ to ‘Whose Heritage’?: Critical Reflections on Colonial Built Heritage in the City of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo.” Remembering, Forgetting and City Builders. Ed. Tovi Fenster & Haim Yacobi. Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2010. 175–191. Print.
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  author       = {Lagae, Johan},
  booktitle    = {Remembering, forgetting and city builders},
  editor       = {Fenster, Tovi and Yacobi, Haim },
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  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {Ashgate},
  series       = {Re-materialising Cultural Geography},
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