EUNIC Toronto

Remembering is a new 3-year project bringingtogether artists, curators, thinkers, activists and experts to explore memorialprocesses, archive and contemporary narratives. The first year will be focusingon the issue of memory transmission through archives in an event with a jointpanel of European experts as a feature of the Holocaust Education Week. It willbe followed by a series of school talks, academic talks, workshops and artperformances. The second and third years are expected to explore respectivelythe history of LGBTQ rights and the impact of gay activism; as well as theliving memory and culture of indigenous peoples of Canada and Europe and thequestion of cultural erasure as a product of colonialism. As each phase of theproject focuses on controversial periods in history, the cluster wants to shedlight on these events and facilitate access to original archival material andbuild strong relationships with partners from the local community.

Members involved: Goethe-Institut, IstitutoItaliano di Cultura, Austrian Cultural Forum, Alliance française, FrenchEmbassy in Canada.  

Dates: 1 November 2018 – 30 November 2018

Key words: cultural heritage, archive,memorial process, Holocaust, history, education, LGBTQ rights, indigenouspeoples.

Total budget: 18000€

Cluster fund grant: 7500€
Partners: EU Delegation, Neuberger Foundation,Holocaust Education Week, University of Toronto, Toronto Public Library, schoolcouncils of Ontario.

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