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Modalities and Initiatives of Repair, Restitution and Reparation



Public institutions such as libraries, museums and archives today own a huge amount of plundered material and they are organized around imperial structures that facilitate the normalization of these holdings in these institutions.

Based on this assumption, the seminar aims to provide a framework for discussion of transformative potentialities of imperial collections and different modalities of undoing their legacies.




Wednesday, 11 December 17.00 h. Presentation of the seminar.

17.15 h. Ariella Aïsha Azoulay. Errata.

17.45 h. Françoise Vergès. Welcome to the Great Museum of Colonial Pathology

18.00 h. Coffee break.

18.15 h. Susan Meiselas. Re-membering Kurdistan.

18.45 h. Kadder Attia. Remembering the Future

19.15 h. Round table whith Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, Kader Attia, Susan Meiselas, Françoise Vergès, Hagar Ophir.


Thursday, 12 December

18.00 h. Film screening: Un-Documented – Undoing Imperial Plunder, 2019. 34’45’’. Introduced by the author, Ariella Aïsha Azoulay.

19.00 h. Hagar Ophir. Recalling History, 2019. A performance that creates a space for experimental method of producing nonlinear, rounded bundle type of history, using séance practices of communicating with the dead.

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