18 Июля Lee Kuan Yew 18:15 - 19:15  | Wellbeing, Creativity

Memory Space. Who and What Should the City Remember?

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?


Sergei Medvedev
Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, HSE


Pavel Gnilorybov
Employee, Museum of Moscow
Stuart Fowkes
Founder, Cities and Memory
Anatoly Golubovsky
Sergei Mirzoyan
First Deputy Head, Department of Cultural Heritage of Moscow