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The colonial scar

New Perspectives on Colonial Memory

Debate

In this session, moderated by the architect Laida Memba, the historian Gustau Nerín, the researcher Anyely Marín Cisneros, and the anthropologist Andrés Antebi will talk about the memory of Spain’s colonial past and the role in it played by Catalonia.

In recent years, interest in colonial memory has grown considerably. Academic research has now been joined by cultural, institutional, artistic, and citizen action initiatives that aim to learn more about a past which, even today, is cloaked in silence. The incorporation of voices coming from the diasporas of colonised countries has breathed new life into a debate that is essential if we are to have better understanding of the past and its impact on the present. At a time when, all around Europe, colonial pasts are being questioned, what has been done to recover the memory of Spanish colonialism and the role played in it by Catalonia? What new projects are presently working in the areas of research and creation to make progress in this domain?

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New Perspectives on Colonial Memory

Moderated by the architect Laida Memba, the historian Gustau Nerín, the researcher Anyely Marín Cisneros, and the anthropologist Andrés Antebi will talk about the memory of Spain’s colonial past and the role in it played by Catalonia.

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