Memory Space. Who and What Should the City Remember?

18 July

A city is shaped by its history, both in its days of glory and during hardships. There are many urban memory practices that keep the memories of people and events alive: from traditional monuments and plaques to museums. Besides official monuments, many cities have spontaneous memorials initiated by citizens, like the Wall of Tsoy in Moscow.

  • What should the city remember?
  • Who should create regulations for memory preservation and how?
  • How are grassroots initiatives established?
  • In what ways should the city help its citizens to remember?
  • What formats might public memory adopt in the future?