How do global and local societies confront their past? How to they contend with current environmental, economic and social change? These are some of the main questions WG6 aims to tackle through collaborative exchanges and cooperation. We would like to create a shared understanding of slow memory as an approach and methodology more specifically utilized as a tool in comprehending to global and local grand-scale transformations and responding to their urgency and exigency .
WG6 extends its focus more primarily on communities of practice, which include but are not limited to archives, museums, and policy maker and serves as a space for fostering cooperation between researchers and practitioners in the sectors of heritage and culture. Among our main priorities is actively enhancing the relevance and implementation of slow memory scholarship.
How do global and local societies confront their past? How to they contend with current environmental, economic and social change? As a working group, we seek to answer these questions by opening-up established epistemologies and research methods to new questions and collaborative networks.
This entails the creation of space that serves to promote the exchange of innovative
modes of learning, research and policy on slow memory. We find this of the utmost significance in engaging with communities and sustaining their empowerment.
We would like to serve as an impetus that fosters transnational and interdisciplinary
dialogue on methodologies and pedagogies across environmental science, indigenous epistemologies, peace studies, and political economy.
We also often find that good research requires impactful and effective dissemination. We aim to strengthen the dissemination capacity of research by designing effective ways of incorporating knowledge about slow remembrance practices into policy-making, curatorship, and education throughout Europe, and beyond.
We will be active in engaging with various stakeholders and influential practitioners in the field, and bridging the gap between academia and application through the
organization of workshops, webinars and podcasts as well as the creation of onlinearchives and the curation of exhibitions.