Mapping Black Europe

  • Vestergaard Jørgensen, A. (Organizer)
  • Natasha A. Kelly (Speaker)
  • Olive Vassell (Speaker)
  • Elizabeth Löwe Hunter (Speaker)
  • Claire Maxwell (Organizer)
  • Anne Ring Petersen (Organizer)

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Description

Across Europe Black communities have seldom been honored for their contributions to social and cultural life, which have shaped each count r y respectively. The number of sites of public memory, e.g. monuments or statues, street names or city plaques, are limited. These urban inscriptions are performative devices that play a crucial part in social action and have the effect of social change.

On the basis of their forthcoming book (expectedJune 2021), BEAN-founders Olive Vassell and Natasha A. Kelly alongside the Danish contributor Elizabeth Löwe Hunter will present their findings from London, Berlin and Copenhagen and discuss the nature of public memory in each city, how these political actions of memorializing take place, and how community activism is involved. The goal is to facilitate conversation between academia, activists, artists and the wider public on issues of history and memory and to foster dialogue and critical understanding of the contributions of Black people to European experiences.

The lecture is organized by the Department of Sociology and the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen.
Period6 Oct 2020
Event typeSeminar
LocationCopenhagen, Denmark
Degree of RecognitionInternational