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Shaping the Past: Memory of social struggles in public space

Anti-monuments and other alternative forms of remembrance and commemoration of various social struggles play an important role in Mexico. Anti-monuments in public space are considered a medium to reflect on past and present social struggles, to protest against grievances, to maintain the memory of victims and to initiate (social) changes.

We cordially invite you to immerse yourself in the topic of remembrance and commemoration in a digital panel discussion with representatives from various fields. The focus will be on the different forms and possibilities of commemorating social struggles in public space.

Speakers: Eunice Hernández, Jorge Gálvez, Mariana Grediaga and José Ignacio Lanzagorta
Host: Veka Duncan.

Shaping the Past is a partnership of the Goethe-Institut, Monument Lab, and the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education). The project connects to the activist and artistic work of local, national, and transnational movements as a reflection of memory culture and discusses new perspectives on forms of memory.

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