of this publication is to give
the reader a series of ways in
which to view the city of Buenos
Aires in a reflective manner.
It puts forward an alternative
way of looking at the city by
revealing the suppressed history
of each area where the last military
dictatorship focused its terror
so that they become places of
of cities is made up by layer
upon layer of memories of the
past. Although not always apparent
in the hustle and bustle of city
life, buildings, street corners,
sidewalk tiles, and the nameplates
of city squares and streets carry
out their normal function while
also revealing absences and sending
messages from the past.
The ways in which
those who are missing are remembered
have multiplied in recent years.
Their names are inscribed on the
posts and structures of varied
street signs and on the nameplates
of institutions, classrooms, auditoriums
and sports stadiums. The missing
are also remembered by commemorative
plaques and popular initiatives
that have changed the names of
squares and streets and have also
featured special sidewalk tiles.