Collective Narratives About the 1990s Wars
Materials: Flipchart paper, markers
The participants split into smaller groups based on the countries they come from. Their task is to make a wall newspaper with the basic elements of the dominant collective narratives about the wars of the 1990s in their societies.
They then present their work in the plenary, with possible questions for clarification.
Before this exercise, explain the meaning of collective/historical narratives and their link to dealing with the past. This exercise can also be a good way to get to know different contexts, as well as how our national collectives treat and describe themselves in relation to the enemy “others”.