REcall final event

30 April 2014

30 April – 10 May 2014

Nordic Embassies-Felleshuset
Rauchstr. 1 – Berlin

During the international seminar there will be guest speakers and the opening of the Competition entries exhibition; we will also announce the competitions winner: two prizes for each location.

Free entry, but booking preferred: contact the Embassies

30 April 2014
Nordic Embassies-Felleshuset
h 15:00-19:00

Download: the Invitation, the Press Folder, the Introduction Panel, the Poster

Following you find the Seminar Agenda

Welcome (15:00 – 15:30)
Prof. Dr. Gennaro Postiglione
REcall coordinator-POLIMI-Department of Architecture and Urban Studies
Anne-Kirsti W. Karlsen
Minister Councellor and Head of Press, Information and Cultural Affairs-Norwegian Embassy
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Apostolopoulos
Freie Universität Berlin, Head of Center for Digital Systems

REcall presentation (15:30 – 16:00)
Places, people and stories: Workshop curators presentation
Dr. Anna Marie Fisker: Venice workshop
AAU-Food+Design-Department of Civil Engineering
Tone Jørstad: Falstad workshop
Director of The Falstad Memorial Center
Lecturer Viviana Gravano: Rome workshop
Academy of Fine Art Naples

Panel session 1 (16:00 – 16:40)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Marek Jasinski
NTNU-Institute of Historical Studies
Dr. Cord Pagenstecher
Freie Universität Berlin, Center for Digital Systems
Prof. Dr. Rob van der Laarse
UvA-Amsterdam School for Heritage and Memory Studies

Panel session 2 (17:00 – 17:40)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weileder
UNEW-Fine Art School of Arts and Cultures
Prof. Renata Stih and Dr Frieder Schnock
Stih&Schnock Art Practice
Rainer E. Klemke
Kommunikationsberatung und Projektentwicklung
für Museen und Gedenkstätten

Seminar closing speech and discussion (17:40 – 18:00)
Prof. Dr. Marek Jasinski

Exhibition opening 18:00
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weileder
opening exhibition speech & announcement of REcall competition winners

Buffet & drinks


The Jewish Resistance Monument revisited

The Jewish Resistance Monument revisited
22-23FEB2014 12:00-17:00
25FEB2014 11:00-15:00 / 18:00-21:00
@ Amstel 41 gallery

Browse  the installation concept

Browse pics from the performance

Browse The Book of Fragments

The Performance is part of the project
The Next Monument Amsterdam

Download the flyer







A new paper edited [AAU]

REcall Venice: Exploring disciplines of visual literacy through difficult cultural heritage 
Tenna Doktor Olsen Tvedebrink, Anna Marie Fisker & Hans Ramsgaard Møller 

Visual Literacies 7th Global Conference: Exploring Critical Issues (Athens 2013)


According to James Elkin visual literacy is interpreted as material representations, which communicate knowledge and create insight through their visual appearance. Based on the EU Cultural Heritage project ‘REcall’, we argue that visual literacy also can relate to interdisciplinary knowledge rooted in architectural environments.

Our paper takes departure in the project ‘REcall’ that seeks to formulate a new role of the architectural environment based on invigorated research on the cultural landscapes of WWI and WWII. Based on interdisciplinary workshops employing creative approaches and tools; artists, architects, museologists and archeologists question the role of architectural environments when dealing with war heritage. Today there are still traces left from WWII in the European architectural environments, traces that by visual literacy represent unpleasant memories. However, these visual literacies have shaped our environment, yet, slowly the collective memories are fading as the physical signs vanish. As time moves on, the visual literacies become merely fictive if nothing is done to preserve them, but what knowledge should be told?

Our thesis is that there is a link between war memories and cultural identity. Our paper deals with the difficult war heritage, and we explore how we can use visual literacy to move beyond the critical local context into general constructs, and further how visual literacy is connected to the visual thinking. On the background of the ‘REcall Venice’ and ‘REcall Falstad’ projects, we advocate that new actions recalling the visual literacies might prevent knowledge from being forgotten. In order to communicate meaningful knowledge about the past with caution and decency, we explore how this recalling is based on the practical interdisciplinary process of “historicization” using the visual literacies rooted in the architectural environment to interpret and reconstruct history, facts, form and fiction. A curriculum design in, or across disciplines connected to and through visual literacy.

Key Words: Visual literacies, architectural environment, interdisciplinary, art, archaeology, museology, architecture, difficult heritage, collective memory.

Download the full paper here or read it on REcall-project ISSUU page