Symposium “Memory and politics – new currents in memorials today”

  Nordische Botschaften Berlin
Summit 2018: event

19/06/2018, 10:00 – 16:00

Koeniglich Daenische Botschaft

Nordische Botschaften Berlin
Rauchstraße 1
10787 Berlin

The Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces and the Royal Danish Embassy kindly invites to a symposium on memorials and the culture of remembrance in Europe.

Through presentations of current perspectives on and examples of memorials, monuments and other sites of remembrance in mainly Denmark and Germany, the symposium will explore the meaning and relevance of memorials and monuments today. Experts and artists will investigate the development in the course of time reflecting the use of as well as the various layers of memory represented in memorials and monuments from historical, art historical, artistic, urban planning and political angles.

What constitutes a memorial and what defines memory? What is the relevance of memorials today? And how can memorials be revitalized and reinterpreted in a contemporary context? To discuss these topics, we have invited researchers, museum-directors and artists.

The symposium is part of a new danish focus on Germany within cultural exchange and is opened by the Danish Minister for Culture, Mette Bock.

The language of the symposium is English.

Registration and Programme

Please register via this link where you will also find the programme (regularly updated) for the symposium.

Participation in the symposium is free.


For further questions:

Please contact:

Cultural Attaché Birgitte Tovborg Jensen, Royal Danish Embassy Berlin,

Senior Advisor Museums Krestina Skirl, Danish Arts Council,


The symposium is arranged in collaboration with  KØS – museum of art in public spaces and Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur .