The last day before leaving Rome, the five REcall workshop teams have presented a summary of the work undergone during the week: all groups had interesting suggestions for their working sites and each of them also presented a good collection of documents and information gathered during the stay. This was due the incredible collaborative approach of Routes Agency who assisted POLIMI to arrange the workshop.
Following you find the link of each presentation:
story 01: Bread Ovens
Julia Heslop, Enrico Forestieri, Sophie Anderton
story 02: Ugo Forno
Isabel Lima, Lily Garnett, Toby Lloyd
story 03: The Quadraro
Juan Carlos Mejía del Valle, Henar Riviere, Roberto Uribe Castro
story 04: Prists & Nuns
Arno Geesink, Julia van der Krieke, Beata Labuhn
story 05: The Carabinieri
Tim Wouters, Filip van Dingenen, Annabelle Milon
Re-enacting the past
Museography for conflict heritage
The book takes inspiration from one of the most significant subject of debates of the recent years, that is to say the role of memory connected with Conflict Heritage. Linked as they are to unpleasant stories, they represent a patrimony that is difficult to manage. However, we believe they have the potential to resonate beyond their local contexts and work toward the construction of a collective identity on a European scale. This book presents a critical anthology of essays for the first time grouped in according to three main topics, archaeology, art and museography, and offers different approaches and new perspectives on the theme of Conflict Heritage.
The work, edited by Michela Bassanelli and Gennaro Postiglione, is published by LetteraVentidue and results from the previous research “Museography for Conflict Archaeology” that merged (and inspired) in “REcall-project”.
We hope this Reader will critically contribute to the on-going discussion about Conflict and Difficult Heritage.
Browse in the book!
Re-appropriation: Museography for Traumatic Memories
by Michela Bassanelli, Gennaro Postiglione
in: Int AR – Difficult Memories: Reconciling Meaning, Vol. 4/2013
In the debate on Contemporary Memory, two are the terms included constantly in the incipit of the major works of the literature on this topic: obsession and hypertrophy (Huyssen 2003, Agazzi and Fortunati 2007, Macdonald 2009). The theme of Memory has become a subject of discussion in different fields of knowledge: from social to biomedical sciences, from visual culture to media. In the last ten years the critics (Caruth 1995, Antze and Lambekm 1996, Edkins 2003) have focused on a particular aspect of Memory of traumatic and painful events: “If the 1980s were the decade of a happy postmodern pluralism, the 1990s seemed to be haunted by trauma as the dark underside of neoliberal triumphalism” (Huyssen 2003, 8).
Key Words: conflict archaeology, museography, architecture, difficult heritage, collective memory, exhibition design
Read the full paper here or browse REcall-project publications on ISSUU