The present research work approaches the relationship between memory and space in relation to the residence and experiences of the subjects.
The concept of memory is explored in terms of its effect on the subjects, the ways, the reasons and the results of the process of its recollection, as it constitutes in itself a fundamental tool in the formation of an individual's identity.
The individual as well as the ensembles "construct" the past that serves their present and simulates in some sense their plans for their future. In this memory processing, history can not capture the universal memory, but only measure the existence and actions of the individual parts of the collective memory.
In that sense, the example of Kaisariani is investigated in terms of the realization of the inescapable connection of the collective memory with the space. The timely preservation of the refugee building complexes of Kaisariani is a living example that indicates in the most emphatic way the conscious need of man to transcend his time and perishability. As the memory is fluid, it takes the shape that the subject gives it each time. It absorbs and incorporates elements that man adds to it. Thus the subsequent approach of a historical area has mainly the value of exploring how it is managed by its "heirs".
Consequently, the dynamics of active habitation and its final dominance in stubbornness of any external effort to create a standard artificial memory that has been attempted from time to time is highlighted.
In contrast to the monuments that seek the freezing of time, the places of lived experience that live and evolve like the refugees of Kaisariani, follow the circle of life and are constantly reborn in time through memory, oblivion, the incorporation of new elements and subjects, transforms into a common living culture. They are an open field with the possibility of rewriting memory, an ever-changing and at the same time unchanging living monument.