Creating, Documenting and Using Archives of Spontaneous Memorials: Building an International Network
|Dates:||20 September 2018 - 21 September 2018|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
This 2-day international workshop, which is funded by the British Academy, will bring together practitioners, researchers and organisations involved in archiving and studying recent and past spontaneous memorials. It will be an opportunity to share experiences and discuss conceptual, practical and ethical challenges in archiving spontaneous memorials, including: the preparedness of city and cultural authorities to respond to the speed, timeframe and public expectations of these memorials; issues of public participation and co-production; the expansion of the spontaneous memorialisation on digital and social media; how archiving decisions affect the construction and evolution of the memory of the relevant events; and the use of the resulted archive in the context of health and wellbeing of people affected psychologically and/or physically by the events. Workshop participants will also identify practical and methodological challenges, plan for a long-term programme of activity and discuss possible funding routes to support this work.
Travel and Contact Information
Manchester Art Gallery