Memorialisation: Monuments 2

Materials: Photographs of monuments, flipchart paper, marker

Exercise description

Step1. In smaller groups, start a discussion about the function of existing forms of memorialisation. Prepare a wall newspaper about: “What needs do they satisfy? Whose needs? (‘ours’, ‘theirs’, of veterans, families of victims, etc.) What message do they send?” Present and discuss in the plenary.

Step 2. Photographs of monuments from the recent wars are put up so that everyone can have a look at them.

Step3. Discuss and prepare wall newspapers in the plenary about: “The difficulties we have with existing forms of memorialisation. Why?” Then: “What do you like about existing monuments? Why?”


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45-90 min


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