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Reconstituting Publics through Remembering Transitions: Facilitating Critical Engagement with the 1980-90s on Local and Transnational Scales (project presentation)

Photograph: Liubov Kabalinova, Archive of the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Centre
Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

In this seminar, the Constructive Advanced Thinking (CAT) team led by Dr. Ksenia Robbe (University of Groningen) will present their ongoing work on the project “Reconstituting Publics through Remembering Transitions” (2021/24). After outlining the conceptual background of the project and the research questions, the presentation will focus on current planning of dialogic remembering events in museums and cultural centers in Russia, Poland and Germany. The team will share their conceptualizations of discussion strategies and raise questions about the possibilities of developing a variety of dialogic connections around memories of the 1980/90s ‘transitions’, address the differences in remembering related to social group, generation, gender, or nation. The larger question to be addressed is how can cultural institutions facilitate links between different and contested memories among the fragmented publics?

The presentation is a part of the short visit planned and scheduled within the Constructive Advanced Thinking (CAT) programme - an initiative of 12 European Institutes for Advanced Study and coordinated by the IAS CEU in 2021/22. 

The photograph: Liubov Kabalinova, Archive of the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Centre (Russian Federation)