Symposium on the 30th Anniversary of the fall of the USSR

Datum och tid
1 december 2021 kl 09:00 - 3 december 2021 kl 18:00
Typ av händelse
Plats och färdväg

Södertörn University and Zoom

Forgetting and Unforgetting Victory and Defeat: The Event, the Document, the Representation and Re-representation of Memory

A symposium on film, document, and memory dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the fall of the USSR.

The event is planned as a series of round-table discussions, two keynote events, and film screenings. It is scheduled for early December 2021, almost exactly 30 years after the dissolution of the USSR in December 1991. But the plan is to use this date also as a pretext for more general discussions of history in its complex relationship to memory and post-memory; the role of film in the production of collective identities, and the use of film archives as instruments of remembrance and oblivion; the ambiguity of remembrance and oblivion, or "oblivious reminiscence" by means of documents, representation, and memorials. The purpose is to discuss the means of their construction and deconstruction towards a critical perspective on methodologies and knowledge production futures after the post-Soviet paradigm's end.

Film screenings include several documentaries by the Ukrainian-German film director Sergei Loznitsa who is taking part in the film discussion on 2 December.

The symposium will be arranged partially as a hybrid event. However, the films are only shown on-site, and Zoom links are only meant for the discussion parts of the programme. Please register for participation using the registration button below.

Magnus Bärtå 0704619650


A collaboration between Konstfack, Stockholm University and Södertörn University.