Institutionalizing Contested Contemporary:

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Title Institutionalizing Contested Contemporary:
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Description Olga Zabalueva holds an M.A. in Museology from the Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow and the M.A. in Cultural Analysis from Lund University, Sweden. Olga is currently doing her PhD in Culture and Society (Tema Q) at Linköping university. Institutionalizing Contested Contemporary: The Swedish Museum of Movements. My research focuses on the museum project Museum of Movements in Malmö, Sweden, that was introduced as National museum for migration and democracy in 2016 and opened as a small project space in 2019-2020. The project aimed to address a broad specter of subjects, including migration, human rights, popular movements, and civil society-based activism. Despite the extensive program and emerging collaborations on both local and international levels, the project was cut off funding in Autumn 2020. The window of opportunity for the productive dialogue about contemporary “difficult issues” has closed. In this presentation I will employ the concepts of agonistic memory (Bull & Hansen, 2016) and memory-activism nexus (Rigney, 2018) to investigate the contexts and the reasonings behind this museum (un)making process.

2021 Apr 20

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2021 Apr 20

Institutionalizing Contested Contemporary: : The Swedish Museum of Movements.

Duration2021 Apr 202021 Apr 20
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Event: Seminar