Youth, Remembrance and Creativity
May 8th 2019, Alliance Française (Marmontova 3), Split @ 09:30 – 17:15
The conference “Youth, Remembrance and Creativity” was open for public and organized in the framework of the final dissemination event of “Our Memories and I” project. It took place on Wednesday, 8th of May in Alliance Française and gathered partners of the project European Observatory on Memories, University of Barcelona (Spain); Lycée Aristide Maillol and Collège Marcel Pagnol, Perpignan (France); Liceo Statale Antonio Rosmini, Grosseto (Italy); OSZ Lotis, Berlin (Germany); Institut Narcís Monturiol, Figueres (Spain); Istituto storico grossetano della Resistenza e dell’età contemporanea, Grosseto (Italy); Museu Memorial de l’Exili, La Jonquera (Spain), who presented the methodology and results of the two-year project.
We also welcomed the interdisciplinary artist from Berlin, Roman Kroke who has been working with students from high schools involved in the project, using art to interpret difficult histories and foster mutual understanding. His creative workshops have been the central part of the project and have significantly contributed to its overall success. A pop-up exhibition of photographs and postcards of students’ artworks was opened in the Alliance Française.
The invited lecturers, prof.dr. Aleksandar Jakir from the University of Split, prof.dr. Tomislav Oroz from the University of Zadar, Petra Vidovic from the Goethe Institute, Zagreb and the artist Antonio Grgic from Zagreb, presented the Croatian context of dealing with the past and interpreting memories.
The conference was open for all interested public, and especially aimed at local history teachers, artists and cultural professionals. This event was a useful learning experience both for international partners as well as for local public and it contributed to the impact and sustainability of the project through initiating new ideas for future collaborations. The full program of the conference is available HERE.
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