Border Poetics and Politics: 1989 and the Fall of the Wall – Sarajevo

Hotel Europe, Sarajevo

‘Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath’

‘Border Poetics and Politics: 1989 and the Fall of the Wall’

Hotel Europe, Sarajevo, 9th – 10th July 2019


Dr Stephenie Young (Salem State University), Ms Danielle Luman (Salem State University), Dr Mehnaz Afridi (Manhattan College), Dr Manca Bajec (independent researcher), Dr Paul Lowe (London College of Communication, University of Arts London), Mr Admir Jugo (Durham University)

The conference is part of the WARM Festival 2019

The Organizers would like to thank the following for their generous support:
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Salem State University
Manhattan College
London College of Communication, University of Arts London

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Tuesday July 9th, 2019

09:00-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:30 Introduction
Stephenie Young and Paul Lowe
10:30-11:30 KEYNOTE
Mladen Miljanović – Mapping Didactical Aesthetics
Introduction: Stephenie Young

12:00-13:30 Panel 1 – Border Politics and Visual Memory
Chair: Paul Lowe
Jennifer Good (LCC, University of the Arts, London)
Dialectics of Division
Paweł Starzec (University of Warsaw)
Envisioning the Changed World
Danica Jenkins (University of Sydney)
Visions of Post-1989 Europe in Films of Krysztof Kieślowski and TheoAngelopoulos

14:30-16:00 Panel 2 – Repetition, History and Memorie(s)
Chair: Mehnaz Afridi
Frank Möller and Rasmus Beller (Tampere Peace Research Institute, Tampere University)
Domination and Dissonance in Richard Mosse’s Border Photography
Ingrid Halvorsen (Archaeologist and Documentary photographer)
A Border to the North
Lesia Maruschak (Independent artist, Canada)
Will You Remember Maria?

16:15-18:15 Panel 3 – Memorializing Shifting Paradigms
Chair: Manca Bajec
Paris Agar (Imperial War Museum, London)
‘Change Your Life’: The Berlin Wall Section at the Imperial WarMuseum London
Hikmet Karčić (Institute for Islamic Bosniaks in Sarajevo)
‘Privatized’ Memory: War Museums in Sarajevo
Ana Catarina Pinho (European Centre for Documentary Research, University of South Wales, United Kingdom)
The Empire of Fiction: Reframing Images of a Dictatorship
Nikolina Lazetic (University of Minnesota)
Sarajevo, Autistwork and Flesh Etchings: Remembering the Unimaginable, Reimagining the Remembered

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

10:00-11:00 Pedagogies of Peace Roundtable
Chair: Paul Lowe

11:15-12:45 Panel 4 – Borders: Present, Past and Future
Chair: Stephenie Young
Lewis Bush (University of the Arts London)
The Memory of History
Lennaart van Oldenborgh (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Metonymic Images, Haunted Images: A Lost History of Mostar
Kaitlin Murphy (Brown University/University of Arizona)
Art as Intervention on the US-Mexico Border

14:00-15:00 KEYNOTE
Uroš Čvoro – Light at the End of the Tunnel: Ethnonational and Neoliberal Borders in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Introduction: Paul Lowe

15:15 – 16:45 Panel 5 – Textual Borders
Chair: Mehnaz Afridi
Shannon Lakanen (Otterbein University)
Crucial Explorations of Hemon, Drakulić, Pham, and Nguyen
Cristina Pividori (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Generation 1.5: Blurring Memory’s Borders in Jurek Becker’s Jakob the Liar
Anahita Rezvani-Rad (University of Applied Arts Vienna)
Invisible Walls

16:00-17:45 GUEST SPEAKER
James Gow – Europe in Crisis – Terrorism, Migration and Brexit: The Return of Borders, the New Krajina and the New Army
Introduction: Paul Lowe

Conference Closing

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