In many different locations in Europe, there are monuments to remind people of war and mass crimes – some of them were built soon after World War II and some more recently. During the recent past, these monuments have changed in form and function: from bronze and marble statues to interactive multimedia installations, from the expectation that heroic acts will be remembered forever to the idea that space is needed for reflection, discussion, and reconciliation.
The European research project "REcall: European Conflict Archaeological Landscape Reappropriation" addresses these changes. Funded through the EU Culture Program 2007–2013, researchers involved in the REcall project investigate new forms of remembrance and the possible role of contemporary monuments in dealing with difficult and painful history. Ten interdisciplinary working groups have created proposals for the design of historic places under Nazi occupation, in particular for the former SS prison camp Falstad in Norway and five locations of the Italian resistance in Rome.
The design proposals will be on display in the exhibition "Beyond Memoralisation." At the opening seminar experts from the fields of archaeology, architecture, anthropology, history, art, and the digital world will discuss memorialization going beyond the classical monuments. The debates in Berlin regarding the culture of monuments will be addressed along with current European developments.
Time and Location
- Seminar (in English): Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 3 to 8 p.m.; RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Exhibition: April 30 to May 10, 2014, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Nordic Embassies – Felleshus, Rauchstraße 1, 10787 Berlin