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Building bridges between Breslau and Wrocław: A case study from the European Capital of Culture 2016

Building bridges between Breslau and Wrocław: A case study from the European Capital of Culture 2016

Sidorenko, Ewa (2016) Building bridges between Breslau and Wrocław: A case study from the European Capital of Culture 2016. In: Pyrah, Robert and Fellerer, Jan, (eds.) Lviv – Wrocław: Parallel Cities? Myth, Memory and Migration, c. 1890-present. TBC, TBC. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This chapter joins the debate about the construction of collective memory of Wroclaw’s past by using a case study one of the European Capital of Culture 2016 major projects, Bridge Builders. The Bridge Builders project provides an insight into the way in which the city’s history is approached by young people, and how this perception and engagement with identity is transformed during the creative process. The chapter challenges arguments that Wroclaw has been reconciled with its complex past, and argues that persistent silences and avoidances of the profound rupture which happened in 1945 are linked to the ongoing contestation of notions of Polish national identity. This ethnographic study highlights pedagogical and transformative potential of community arts projects.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Collective memory, Politics of memory, National identity, European Capital of Culture, Community arts
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Education & Community Studies
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 14:53
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: GREAT a
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16833

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