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Shaping the Past: Town Hall

This digital conference explores new models and practices for how we might shape the past in ways that continue to confront legacies of racist, sexist, and colonial systems of knowledge and to strengthen democracy through public spaces.

The Town Hall features a series of four keynote conversations and video presentations from some of the most interesting memory workers working across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Germany. Across two days of conversations, curators, writers, artists, and activists will discuss memory work across borders and the relationship between art and activism. Monument Lab Town Hall will explore critical and creative practices we might need towards monumental justice, education, and care.

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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