TRANSFORMATIVE MEMORY CONFERENCE
Friday 09 November 2018 | 18:00 – 21:00
O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance
National University of Ireland Galway,
University Road, Galway
Adm: free. Places limited
The world and the experience of the contemporaneous are inextricably linked to a past that not only makes identity, tradition and individual or collective tastes but also shapes the urban landscape, which evolves through a transformative and dynamic interaction with time and history. Memory, with subtle reframing, can collapse a narrative or make it re-born. Even in an iconoclastic form, as black lives matter movement proved, or the more and more media-relevant character of street art as defining a neighbourhood identity, our visual culture resonates with images from a consistently re-worked cannon.
Within this framework, the role of curators, artists and academics dealing with memory, has great significance. Disrupting the mechanisms of memory, offering other narratives, examining the risks and limits of nostalgia. This event critically examines these functions of contemporary arts practice as a means of problematising, transforming and reinvigorating public spaces, both physical and virtual.
This unique event hosted by the Discipline of Italian, the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, NUIG is the result of a partnership between MUSE Florence, TULCA and NUIG.