”The Monuments’ Fall”: Contested Memories, Social Movements and Public Art in Nordics and beyond, September the 2nd at 13:15 CEST via Zoom. The webinar is organized by Tema Q (Culture and Society) and REMESO (Migration, Ethnicity and Society) research environments. The event is hosted by Olga Zabalueva, PhD student at Tema Q, who studies “difficult heritage” and museum activism in Sweden and in Russia; and by professor Anders Neergaard from REMESO whose research focuses on power and resistance, especially related to discrimination, racialization and racism. PANEL PARTICIPANTS: ➤ La Vaughn Belle is a visual artist who makes visible the unremembered. Borrowing from elements of architecture, history and archeology Belle creates narratives that challenge colonial hierarchies and invisibility. Belle explores the material culture of coloniality and her work presents countervisualities and narratives. Working in a variety of disciplines her practice includes: painting, installation, photography, writing, video and public interventions. http://www.lavaughnbelle.com ➤ Magnus Rodell is an Associate Professor in the History of Ideas at Södertörn’s University. He is the author of Att gjuta en nation: Statyinvigningar och nationsformering i Sverige vid 1800-talets mitt. He has published several articles on monuments, memory, material culture and place, for example in the anthologies Memory Work and Grenzregione. He has also studied the destruction of cultural heritage in the 21st century. Currently he is working on a project about monuments and cultural memory in Sweden during the Inter War-period. ➤ Robert Nilsson Mohammadi is a historian with a specialization in oral and public history. He is currently sharing his working hours between an employment as associate senior lecturer at Malmö University, and project leader for oral history at the Museum of Movements. Nilsson Mohammadi is part of the committee for an anti-racist memorial in Malmö formed in 2019. This memorial would serve as a space for individual and collective reflections on Malmö’s experience of having been terrorized by a racist serial-killers between 2003 and 2010, while also being held hostage by racist discourses depicting the serial killer’s victims as probable and potential criminals. ➤ Selbi Durdiyeva is a PhD researcher at the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University, Northern Ireland. Her PhD research is on examining the role civil society played in transitional justice processes with respect to the Soviet repressions in Russia, after the breakup of the Soviet Union. She holds an LLM in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the University of Essex.
2 Sep 2020
‘“The Monuments’ Fall”: Contested Memories, Social Movements and Public Art in Nordics and beyond’