An Online Archive and Virtual Exhibition Space

The Future Memory Collection is part of my Ph.D. dissertation Future memory making: Co-creating (post-)colonial imaginations with Greenlandic youth in Greenland and Denmark and connected to the Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Network ‘POEM’ (Participatory Memory Practices).

The study is scheduled to be executed over a total time span of three years between October 2018 and September 2021 in Denmark and Greenland. The research focuses on understanding the dynamics between historical discourses, different forms of memory constructions and future imaginations building upon visual and design anthropological modes of research and knowledge construction.

The project 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 futurememorycollection.org 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.

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