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CANCELLED/ Conflicting Memories - Ukraine: a political crisis from a cultural perspective.

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CANCELLED - Due to health and personal circumstances, two persons of our panel had to cancel their trip to Amsterdam. With regret the European Cultural Foundation and Castrum Peregrini decided to cancel the event. We hope to organise the event in 2015. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

We would like to highlight your attention to another event hosted by De Balie in Amsterdam on 18/12: the 8th Freedom Lecture with Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkovn. He will present his personal experience and analysis of the conflict, his outtake on freedom and his ideas about the near future for Ukraine and the region.

Draftsmen's Congress at the National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev, 18 May - 8 June 2013.

Draftsmen's Congress at the National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev, 18 May - 8 June 2013.

Three speakers from Ukraine, Mykhailo Glubokyi from contemporary cultural platform Izolyatsia (Donetsk), Yevhen Hlibovytsky founder of pro.mova (Lviv) and Vasyl Cherepanyn, Director of 2015 ECF Princess Margriet Award laureate Visual Cultural Research Center (Kiev), will give a short impulse presentation on their view of the current conflict from the perspective of collective memory. The presentations will  be followed by a panel discussion including the public moderated by Ivan Krastev.

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.

Entry 5 euro; students 3 euro

The evening is a collaboration with the European Cultural Foundation and originates from the Tandem project My Future Heritage, a co-operation between Castrum Peregrini and the Centre for Humanities, Lviv, Ukraine. At the end of the discussion the project website will be launched.

Earlier Event: December 3
Athens Biennale Symposium
Later Event: December 10
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