Doing Memory in practice

Whether it is a film or a TV production, a play, a web documentary, a non-fiction book or a novel, an initiative or an alliance: Doing Memory can take many shapes. The active confrontation with right-wing violence is particularly evident in the considerable commitment of artists and activists.

Experiences

At the workshop, participants were able to share their practical experiences with Doing Memory projects.


Examples

Black Map of Athens
Perceiving right-wing violence in Athens

The Black Map of Athens

“X them out! A black map of Athens” is the motto of this website from Greece, which marks racially motivated attacks on a map. The aim is to make the crime in this area, which is often invisible to the public, visible, to create awareness and to create a topography of racist violence.

Map of Violence

Chronicle of anti-refugee incidents

Similar to The Black Map of Athens, this project also presents a chronicle of anti-refugee incidents. It was initiated by Stern magazine and the Amadeu Antonio Foundation Courage against Right-Wing Violence. The map shows arson attacks on (inhabited/ planned/ under construction) asylum shelters or flats of refugees, physical injuries and the number of injured, rallies and other attacks. Noteworthy: Suspected cases of racially motivated incidents can also be viewed on the page.

Klynt documentary Doing Memory
Students inform

Web documentary Doing Memory

In this project, Master’s students from the University of Tübingen have dealt with memory of right-wing violence and Doing Memoryin a variety of ways. Contributions address, among other things, theatre performances on the NSU, voices on the NSU murders, remembrance in films as well as arson attacks in Mölln and Stuttgart.

Tribunal Spots
Attention through film

Tribunal Spots

20 artistic short films draw attention to the NSU Tribunal project. The project demands a complete investigation of the NSU crimes and a public denunciation of racism. In the films, the perspective of those affected becomes especially visible.

Activists taking action

Initiative Keupstraße is everywhere

After the nail bomb attack of the NSU in Cologne’s Keupstraße in 2004, the initiative still demands the realisation of a memorial and campaigns publicly against racism and supports those affected.

A different perspective

Audio Play Sonnenblumenhaus

The radio play “Sonnenblumenhaus” (Sunflower House) by director Dan Thy Nguyen revisits the racist pogrom in Rostock-Lichtenhagen in 1992 from the perspective of those affected, who were hardly heard for decades. Nevertheless, they do not see themselves as passive victims of the majority in society, politics, culture, media or administration, but set completely new points of reference.