The project organises activities that include memory forums, training, workshops, exhibitions, conferences, and campaigns. These create a space for memory education at the community level. They open discussions about policy and heritage given the politicisation of memory of conflict that often contributes to the erasure of past solidarity and resistance against the far-right.
Through workshops, we encourage conversation within communities about relevant histories such as the Roma resistance, Jewish Resistance, anti-fascism, Women and feminism, colonial legacies, state authoritarianism, and unrecognized victimhood. We encourage a form of ethnography and storytelling, allowing people in the community to share their stories and speak directly to younger generations.
Memory Forums are meetings where we analyse the status and the best way to engage with the memory of right-wing authoritarianism in terms of policy and practice.
Memory Forum 1 (Spanish Civil War),
Memory Forum 2 (anti-fascist resistance),
Memory Forum 3 (Jewish Resistance),
Memory Forum 4 (Networks of women solidarity),
Memory Forum 5 (Roma solidarity).
The training sessions are for teachers in schools about today’s relevance of the right-wing authoritarianism collective memory narratives.
Exhibition is designed as a public campaign and public outreach using the experiences and information gathered from all four countries of implementation to raise awareness on the importance of historical awareness.
Memory Talks is a podcast where we talk about memory and history as a way to address political, cultural, and historical narratives relevant to today’s issues. It’s the extension of the SolRem project that starts informal dialogues and encourages people to rethink the past.