19/89 – MEMORIES OF TRANSITION

 

The ‘19/89 – Memories of the Transition’ project aims to research alternative ways of remembering and interpreting historical facts with the tools of contemporary art and active citizenship. The programme involves five partnering countries – Germany, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary and Poland – who share the same history as all of them went through democratic transition in 1989.

Key elements when planning the project were: generations who have different experiences of the transition in their country, dates that become emblematic in each country’s history and different tools of remembrance and reflection from collection of personal memories through artistic interpretations to public events. 


PROJECT MANAGER: Kata Balogh

PARTNERS: Pro Progressione (HU), Asociatia CASA PLAI (RO), SAAVY Contemporary (GER), ProFitArt (CHZ), Europejskie Centrum Solidarnosci (PL), Mindspace (HU)

SUPPOTERS: Europe for Citizens

 

GOAL OF THE PROJECT

To contribute to citizens' understanding of the EU, its history and diversity and to raise awareness of remembrance, common history and values.  .

To find new ways of interpretation of determining historical events of the era .

To foster dialogue between different countries who went through democratic transition in 1989.

To foster dialogue between generations, nationalities and disciplines concerning the topic and the experience of democratic transition.

 

PROJECT ELEMENTS

1. Europe.89.eu  - Project Website

2. 89 in 89 Words – online and offline open call

3. Collection of Memories – Research

4. Artistic Residencies

5. Pop-up Showcases

6. Generations – Discussion

7. 89? – Public Quiz

8. Educative Videos

9. Publication and Online Application

10. Closing Conference

11. Research Papers

12. Volunteer Work

 

OUTCOMES AND IMPACT OF THE PROJECT

All participants will have a different attitude to remembering, as their personal memories will add something to the notion of ‘History’.

The international nature of the project will broaden the concept of European identity of participants.

The recording of the memories of citizens is an added value to the already existing researches on the era.

Participants will get to know great examples of an active society by examining processes of 1989.

The common experience of partnering countries will be a potential for future networking and will provide a strong basis for the preparation of the 30st anniversary of the democratic transitions.


PROJECT PERIOD

START OF THE PROJECT: 19/08/2017

END OF THE PROJECT: 09/11/2018

 

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