Remember us to life - vulnerable memory in a prospective monument, memorial and museum

Rebecka Katz Thor will present her project on memory work as a way of highlighting a societal wound. The research will follow the creation of a Swedish Holocaust museum, a monument over Swedish colonialization and a memorial for the victims of mass murderer Peter Mangs. See this link to Riksbankens Jubileumsfond for a more detailed description.

REBECKA KATZ THOR is a researcher and writer. She holds a PhD in Aesthetics from Södertörn University, Sweden. Her research focuses on the aesthetics of commemoration, image production’s and contemporary art’s relation to historical, ethical and political claims. She leads the research project entitled Remember us To Life - Vulnerable Memories in a Prospective Monument, Memorial and Museum, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond 2021-2023. The research will follow three ongoing commemorative projects in Sweden and investigate their relationship to notions of vulnerability and grievability. Her dissertation Beyond the Witness – Holocaust Representation and the Testimony of Images investigates the image-as-witness in three films made of archival materials. She is active as a critic, writer, lecturer and teacher in aesthetics and art theory. She has an MA from the New School for Social Research, New York and was a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht.

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