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Conference Report – Working Group 1: “Transformation of Work”

IIn Portland, Working Group 1 co-chaired by Stefan Berger and Joanna Wawrzyniak spent three productive meetings discussing how the concept of slow memory is at play in the historical transformation of work under deindustrialization. And more importantly, how can the concept transform our research practices?

Slow Memory General Meeting, June 6-10, 2022Portland, UK Hanna Teichler (Goethe University Frankfurt) On June 6, 2022, many participants in the Slow Memory COST Action gathered on the picturesque island of Portland in the UK. In fact, Portland is a tied island, as we learned from the numerous extracurricular activities that the local organizing team,...

In this session, organized by WG5 Transformation of the Environment, Rosanne Kennedy (Australian National University) is in discussion with filmmaker Gabrielle Brady on the topics of multidirectional eco-memory, slow memory, ghostly remains, and the dynamics of place in her past and forthcoming film projects.

1. Purpose of a Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) under SlowMemo The main objective of the COST Action SlowMemo – Slow Memory – (CA20105) is to develop the concept of slow memory as an approach to understanding and responding to grand-scale transformation. Bringing together theoretical approaches both from the field of memory studies and disciplines such...

The conference will therefore focus on coal and other extractive industries, iron and steel, as well as shipbuilding as paradigmatic examples of de- and re-industrialization and of relocation across different spaces.

In this session, organized by WG5 Transformation of the Environment, Rosanne Kennedy (Australian National University) will be in discussion with filmmaker Gabrielle Brady on the topics of multidirectional eco-memory, slow memory, ghostly remains, and the dynamics of place in her past and forthcoming film projects.

Our next study group meeting will be on 26 May at 17.30 CEST. Please join us if you are interested, everyone in the action is most welcome.

Conference, Isle of Portland, United Kingdom, June 7-10, 2022

Thursday, Feb.24, 17:00 GMT/18:00 CET: register on  Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/261166896217 For this, we will always share a text to read in advance (feel free to suggest texts). We will begin with a short one on Slow Memory by me and use some of the time to discuss plans for the next meetings. Again, the Zoom link will be...

Monday, Feb.14, 17:30 GMT/18:30 CET: register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/261154198237 We will read Hartmut Rosa’s Uncontrollability. We will meet every second Monday of the month and you can sign up for multiple dates on Eventbrite. Of course, it would be nice to have a regular group. No need to read in advance; we will read together. The Zoom link...

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