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StuROPx | "Public Memory: Rethinking the Future of Memory Spaces" by Marla Heid

News from Mar 21, 2024

Marla Heid from project A05 successfully acquired a research project as part of the Student Research Opportunities Programx (StuROPx) of the Berlin University Alliance (BUA). In this context, she will hold a seminar in the summer semester of 2024 entitled:

Public Memory: Rethinking the Future of Memory Spaces

What significance do monuments hold, along with their underlying ideologies, stories, and the knowledge they convey, within our society?

A critical examination of the existing narratives in public space raises the question of how we want to think about representation and portrayals of history — its personalities, events, and experiences — in the future. How do we want to remember, and more importantly, what? Starting from here, we aim to explore artistic methods and strategies that question the structure of the monument per se and ask how art in public space can encounter history and collective memory. Through artistic impulses and exemplary artworks, as well as excursions in Berlin, discussions, and exchanges with artists and organizations, we want to develop proposals that embrace innovative conceptual and design ideas to remember and represent (historical) events. The project is open to students from all disciplines. A basic knowledge of public art is preferable.

The seminar is open to German and English-speaking students, however most materials will be provided in English.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Marla Heid: marla.heid@fu-berlin.de

Tuesdays from April 16, 2024 weekly, 4-6 pm (ct), Koserstr. 20, room A184
9 / 44