The Future Memory Collection invites young Greenlandic people living in Denmark and Greenland to collaboratively explore and experiment with perceptions of history, memory, contemporary culture and future imaginations. The project playfully explores one leading question: What do you want to be remembered by? Participants are asked to think about key artefacts from their everyday life that they believe are worth preserving for future generations. The website functions as the digital archive and virtual exhibition space of the contributed objects and their stories and makes the collection available to a broader public.
The Future Memory Collection is part of Anne Chahine’s PhD dissertation Future memory making: Co-creating (post-)colonial imaginations with Greenlandic youth in Greenland and Denmark. Check out the ongoing project for an innovative blend of visual anthropology, postcolonial theory and participatory practices: futurememorycollection.org