26 February 2015, 19:30 hrs
Ukraine: a political crisis from a cultural perspective. Conflicting Memories
Waar: Castrum Peregrini, Herengracht 401, 1017 BP Amsterdam
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The conflict in Ukraine is often seen in a global perspective: geopolitical spheres seem to compete again, often with reference to cold war rhetoric. On the ground the conflict has another dimension: clashing collective memories resulting in seemingly different cultural identities. Panellists will try to deconstruct cultural reference points that form the basis of the conflict and talk about what would be needed to construct new, inclusive narratives.
A collaboration with the European Cultural Foundation and the Centre for Humanities, Lviv.
With contributions by Yevhen Hlibovitsky, Pro Mova, Lviv, Ivan Krastev, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia, Vasyl Cherepanyn, Visual Culture Research Centre, Kyiv, Mykhailo Glubokyi, Izolyatsia, Platform for Cultural Initiatives.