Opening Conference POEM (Horizon 2020)

Participatory Memory Practices

Connectivities, Empowerment,
and Recognition of Cultural Heritages
in Mediatized Memory Ecologies

13.-14. Dec 2018

Museum der Arbeit
Wiesendamm 3
22305 Hamburg

Conference Documentation

Conference Programme

Thursday 13 Dec 18


Welcome addresses

Introduction of the POEM project by Gertraud Koch (POEM Coordinator, University of Hamburg, Germany)

Keynote by Susanne Wessendorf (London School of Economics, United Kingdom)
Pitfalls and promises of researching super-diversity

Keynote by Gisela Welz (Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, Germany)
“A common cultural basis for a European demos?” Heritage making and participatory memory practices in Europe

Coffee break

Isto Huvila & Inge Zwart (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Professional take on participation

Maria Economou & Franziska Mucha (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)
Crowds, communities and co-creativity: Users’ motivations for crowdsourcing cultural heritage digital

Maria Economou & Cassandra Kist (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)
The role of museums’ social media for the engagement with arts and culture

Elisabeth Tietmeyer & Susanne Boersma (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Germany)
Collaboration and incorporation of vulnerable groups in professional participatory memory work

Emily Oswald (University of Oslo, Norway)
“See where this is?” A local history museum’s Facebook concept and the use of historical photographs for reminiscing on social media

Dagmar Brunow (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
Recognizing ethnic and social minorities in audio-visual archives in Europe: archival challenges, community ethics and inclusive heritage

Coffee break

Social event: perspectives on open cultural data & film screening “All creatures welcome”


Friday 14 Dec 18

Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert & Lorenz Widmaier (Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus) 
Sharing vs. collecting? Perceptions of photographs online

Rachel Charlotte Smith & Asnath Paula Kambunga (Aarhus University, Denmark) 
Future memory making: Prototyping (post-) colonial imaginations with Namibian youth

Ton Otto & Anne Chahine (Aarhus University, Denmark) 
Future memory making: Co-creating (post-) colonial imaginations with youth from Greenland and Denmark

Ross Hall & Eleni-Aikaterini Moraitopoulou (Ashoka, United Kingdom) 
Young people’s engagement in public memory work for envisioning possible futures: A study inside the Ashoka Changemaker schools in Europe

Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert & Myrto Theocharidou (Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus) 
Uses of digital cultural heritage databases for people’s memory and identity work

Özge Çelikaslan (Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Germany)
Politics of memory in the case of collective counter-archive practices

Dahlia Mahmoud & Elisabeth Stoney (Zayed University, Abu Dhabi)
Community, creative practice and sharing marginal narratives

Špela Ledinek Lozej (Institute of Slovenian Ethnology, Slovenia)
Collaborative inventory – participatory linking of cultural heritage collections in the Slovenian-Italian cross-border region

Coffee break

Gertraud Koch & Quoc-Tan Tran (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Memory modalities in diverse types of memory institutions

Gertraud Koch & Jennifer Krueckeberg (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Modalities of personal memory work

Isto Huvila & Dydimus Zengenene (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Managing participatory ecologies of memory modalities

Gertraud Koch & Angeliki Tzouganatou (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Internet ecologies of open knowledge as future memory modalities


Sandra Trostel (Independent filmmaker, digital storyteller)
Documentary film as a freely available cultural asset – a case study on the project “All creatures welcome”

Susanna Ånäs (Open Knowledge Foundation Finland and Wikimedia, Finland)
Wiki documentaries – a micro history wiki for citizen historians

Sónia Vespeira de Almeida & Sónia Ferreira (FCSH‐Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal) Portuguese exiles in Europe. Uses of the past and participatory memory

Coffee break

Closing session

Museum guided tour (in English, limited number of participants)


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Concepts, strategies and media infrastructures for envisioning socially inclusive potential futures of European Societies through culture.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764859.