Call for applications: "How can arts and culture contribute to dealing with difficult pasts and to reconciliation in Europe?"

30. September 2018 (All day) - 06. October 2018 (All day)
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We want to reflect about the different links between arts/culture and difficult pasts (wars, mass violence, dictatorships...) and explore how this topic can be addressed in Museum/Memorials and in the educational field. We learn about difficult pasts and the connections with arts/culture related to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France and Germany.

The project will bring together teachers/educators, museums/memorial professionals and artists in order to learn from each other, to work together on common outputs during the seminar cycle, and to provide incentives for the participants to implement new approaches in their daily work.

Some of the topics/questions which will be tackled:

  • What role did/do arts and culture play during wars and periods of violence?
  • After wars and periods of mass violence, what has been/ is the role of artistic and
  • cultural means in dealing with these traumatic experiences?
  • How and for which purpose are arts and culture used in memory sites (Memorials, History Museums,...)?
  • How and for which purpose are arts and culture used in educational work about difficult pasts with young people?

The first seminar will be held in Dachau, Germany from 30/09/2018 until 06/10/2018. In each of the seminar phases different aspects of the general topic will be tackled, and also connected with the exploration of the towns and memory sites where the seminars will take place (Memorial of the Dachau Concentration Camp, Jasenovac Memorial, Memorial of Rivesaltes, History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina). Among approaches used during the seminars: Visits of memory sites, meetings with experts and local artists, exercises and workshops among the participants, presentations... The participants will also discuss and decide together about an artistic output they will prepare in the framework of the seminar cycle and present during the last seminar.

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