How colonial, imperial, militarized and state violence are remembered and memorialized—through, for example, memorials, museums, archives, performances, and art installations—are sites of constant contestation and anxiety. Questions of who and what gets remembered or forgotten, whose loss mourned and grieved, and how, what kinds of memorialization processes are assigned cultural value and how others are made absent, are shaped by racially gendered histories, ideologies, subjectivities and imaginaries. They also emerge within and are shaped by–sometimes in resistance to–transnational relations, discourses, ideologies, market flows, border controls, migration patterns, legal frameworks, media culture and more. Invoking a broad, critical and intersectional understanding of the transnational that attends to the particularities of place-based struggles and difference experiences as the grounds from which to explore connections, similarities and coalitional possibilities within, across and through borders and contexts, this project centrally asks what a transnational feminist lens might reveal about the space of remembrance and memorialization. Simultaneously, it seeks to explore what the lens of memory and memorialization may conversely illuminate about our transnational feminist engagements, scholarly, artistic, activist and otherwise.
Remembering and Memorializing Violence: Transnational Feminist Dialogues brings together feminist scholars from a wide range of contexts and disciplinary perspectives to explore the transnational dimensions of how we collectively remember and memorialize violence. Through events, workshops, publications and an interactive digital archive, we foster critical dialogue, collaboration and research innovation in feminist memory studies.
Year Project Started:
Malathi de Alwis, Heather Evans, Honor Ford-Smith, Shahrzad Mojab and Carmela Murdocca
(e.g type 1000 for 1,000)