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 Book of Fragments

The installation and the performance The Jewish Resistance Monument revisited have been developed by the art collective Mikel van Gelderen, Marianne Theunissen, Gennaro Postiglione, Jeroen Werner and Jurjen Zeinstra in collaboration with the historian Loes Gompes, during a four months collaboration.

The work was presented at Amstel 41 gallery the 22nd, 23rd and the 25th of February 2014, in occasion of the yearly celebrations of the Jewish Resistance and of the February strike.

The installation takes off by a reflection on a possible new vision for monuments, memorials and other commemorative forms exploited by the research project Recall. REcall is a research project funded by EU-Culture programme that challenges the investigation of new forms of interventions on Conflict Heritage and Landscape with the aim to overcome the trauma connected and with the precise goal to avoid the reduction and limitation of action around commemorative spaces.

The installation concept

Browse The Book of Fragments

The Book is part of the project The Next Monument

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







Rome WS presentations 130913

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



REcall publication

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!