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A Conference on Plural Memory in Migration Societies.

  • Event
  • Jun 01 2024 | 6:00 PM h - 12:00 AM h

Whose memories are made visible, whose invisible? Memory has been and continues to be politically charged. 

The conference will explore possibilities and gaps in dealing with cultures of remembrance. In interrelated contributions, scholars, members of affected communities and artists will discuss the cultural and political commemoration of racist violence. A number of questions arise in Austria today: Why are some groups of victims of the Holocaust, such as Roma and Sinti or Yenish, still barely represented in the collective memory? Why are the people targeteted with violence – from Jews to Muslims and queer communities – not sufficiently heard when it comes to decisions on remembrance policy? Why are racist hate crimes such as the murder of Marcus Omofuma by Austrian police officers in 1999 not permanently commemorated in public?

Memory Matters: Erinnerungsbedarf  (Commemoration Needs/Desires/Requirements)
A plural commemoration conference

With the Coalition for Pluralistic Public Discourse & local & international agents

Sat, 1 June 2024 from 18:00 until late

Festivalzentrum Linzer Straße 16 - 18, St. Pölten, Austria


Image courtesy: Tangente St. Pölten



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