»Memory Practices – Societal Perspectives«
Research Day of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences 2024

The research day examines memory practices that constitute cultural memory (Erinnerungskultur) by taking up societal perspectives – notably in regard to examples such as heritage, virtuality and intersectionality. It analyzes the diversity of memory practices as coexistence of different references to the past in the present and investigates the various functions and strategies that actors pursue by »doing memory«. It thus contributes to the development of a scientific field of memory studies that conducts research for (and with) society, makes memory studies effective for civil society, shapes social innovations and places major social challenges at the centre of its research.

Time: Mon, May 6, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Venue:
Room 11, KISD / CICS, Ubierring 40, 50678 Köln

Organisation:
Darío Morazán (dario.morazan@th-koeln.de)
Dr. Alexander van Wickeren (alexander.van_wickeren@th-koeln.de)

Talks with a German title will be held in German, talks with an English title in English.
The event is open to the public and free of charge.

10:00 – 10:10 a.m.
Welcome 
Prof. Dr. Regina Urbanek
Dean, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, TH Köln

Prof. Dr. Carolin Höfler
Vice Dean for Research and Transfer, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, TH Köln

10:10 – 10:45 a.m.
Memory Practices: Introduction
Darío Morazán, Dr. Alexander van Wickeren
Scientific Coordination Research, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, TH Köln

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Keynote
Nanette Snoep
Direction, Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum Cologne

11:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Coffee break

1. Panel: Heritage – Publics & Morality

11:45 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
»Der Rand des Denkbaren ist das, was man heute Erinnerung nennt.«
PD Dr. habil. Barbara Oettl
CICS – Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, TH Köln

12:10 – 12:35 p.m.
Post Mortem: Virtual Bauhaus
Prof. Björn Bartholdy
CGL – Cologne Game Lab, TH Köln

12:35 – 13:35 p.m.
Lunch break & Exhibition

2. Panel: Virtuality – City & Policy

1:35 – 2:00 p.m.
Erinnerungskultur und identitätspolitische Raumproduktion
Prof. Andreas Wrede
KISD – Köln International School of Design, TH Köln

2:00 – 2:25 p.m.
Beyond the Glass Case: Bringing Cultural Heritage to Life with VR
Savish Uttam
CGL – Cologne Game Lab, TH Köln

2:25 – 2:55 p.m.
Coffee break & Exhibition

3. Panel: Intersectionality – Gender & Race

2:55 – 3:20 p.m.
Female Rage: The Visual Language of the Global Women’s Protest
Prof. Dr. Iris Utikal & Juliana Gutiérrez Cática
KISD – Köln International School of Design, TH Köln

3:20 – 3:45 p.m.
Decolonial Forms of Conveying Colonial Heritage: Approaches to Developing Playful and Multimodal Memory Artifacts in Museums
Dr. Philipp Bojahr
CGL – Cologne Game Lab, TH Köln

3:45 – 4:00 Uhr
Concluding Remarks

This is an on-site event and we kinldy ask everyone to attend in person. If this is not possible for you, please register for online attendance via the following link by May 5, 2024: https://t.ly/EJvrj

Program

Image: »What will replace you?« by Gift Uzera, Muningandu Hoveka, and Nicola Brandt, Windhoek, Namibia, November 24 , 2022. The photograph is part of the work »Man of War: Leave My House«.

 

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»Memory Artefacts«
Research Day of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences 2023

The research day invites to reflect on »Memory Artefacts«. In recent years, questions about memory culture and collective memory have been booming in the cultural studies. The aim of the event is to mobilize the expertise available at the Faculty of Cultural Sciences and other institutes of the TH Köln on media artifacts – i.e. physical as well as digital objects, places and systems that are subject to human intervention – for the development of new perspectives on memory culture. The research day serves the faculty and the cooperating institutes of TH Köln as a central stage towards a joint interdisciplinary collaborative project.

Time: May 8, 2023
Venue: Room 11, KISD / CICS, Ubierring 40, 50678 Köln
Organisation: Dr. Alexander van Wickeren

09:00 – 09:05
Begrüßung
Prof. Dr. Regina Urbanek, Dekanin
CICS – Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences, Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften, TH Köln

09:05 – 09:25
Einleitung
Dr. Alexander van Wickeren
Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften & Fakultät für Architektur, TH Köln

1. Panel: Politik

09:25 – 09:50
(Whose) memories set in stone?! – Erinnern als räumlich-urbane Praktik und Ausdruck von Widerstand und Emanzipation
Sonja Gaedicke MA
Institut für Geschlechterstudien, TH Köln

09:50 – 10:00
Urbane Spuren des Kolonialismus, Imperialismus und Nationalismus – Mediales Re-Framing von »Erinnerungsartefakten« in der Stadt Köln
Prof. Andreas Wrede
KISD – Köln International School of Design, TH Köln

10:00 – 10:20
Schlamm – ein neues Material der Erinnerungskultur? Artefakte als Teil einer Resilienzstrategie der Hochwasserkatastrophe 2021
Prof. Dr. Tilly Laaser
CICS Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences, TH Köln,
Heike Wernz-Kaiser MA
Stadtverwaltung Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

10:20 – 10:35
Diskussion

10:35 – 10:50
Kaffeepause

2. Panel: Digitalisierung

10:50 – 11:15
Querying digital memory: beyond prompt-engineering
Prof. Dr. Lasse Scherffig
KISD – Köln International School of Design, TH Köln

11:15 – 11:40
Materielle Zeugen, digitale Muster. Zur Inszenierung einer ambivalenten Wirklichkeit
Prof. Dr. Carolin Höfler
KISD – Köln International School of Design, Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften, TH Köln

11:40 – 11:55
Diskussion

11:55 – 13:00
Mittagspause

3. Panel: Vermittlung

13:00 – 13:10
Magisches Dreieck – Erinnerungsartefakte, Kulturguterhalt und Didaktik
Prof. Dr. Andrea Pataki-Hundt & Marlen Börngen MA
CICS – Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences

13:10 – 13:35
Playmode Cultural Heritage
Prof. Adrian Heritage
CICS – Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences

13:35 – 13:50
Gezielt Besser Erinnern – Spiele als Lernartefakte
Prof. Dr. Greta Hoffmann
CGL – Cologne Game Lab, TH Köln

13:50 – 14:05
Diskussion

14:05 – 14:20
Abschlussdiskussion

Programm Forschungstag als PDF