A participatory, digital archive project

• 05​ 04​ – 14​ 07​ 2019 •
Memory Stations


The new programme of the Academy of the Arts of the World is built along four thematic axes: found:erased:palimpsest, Sites at Stake, Festival of Original Fakes and Hybrid Transactions. For the programme axis found:erased:palimpsest the Academy is initiating a participatory digital archive project in public space that exists in the context of contemporary memory practices. The term ‘palimpsest’ refers to the overwriting and uncovering of narratives from different time periods, layer upon layer, one atop the next, which are partly hidden or made invisible in light of dominant memory politics.
Together with selected collaborative partners from different districts of Cologne and the NRW region, the Academy will develop and install so-called Memory Stations. These temporary venues or neighbourhood centres will create a space for marginalised narratives and recollections, and will also make them digitally accessible. The memory stations are multifaceted ports of call for memories and stories and thus have a key role to play between the day-to-day life of each neighbourhood, its residents, their stories, and the digital archive. Opening their doors from April 2019 onward, the nine Memory Stations will differ in their artistic programme and in their temporal structure.

The Memory Stations are accompanied by the discourse programme Memory Lab, a laboratory for collective memory practices. Further information about the Memory Lab here


5 4 – 14 7 2019
COPY IT: only for those who have sinned – stolen or copied books, artworks, ideas...
Curated by MADHUSREE DUTTA and the team of the Academy of the Arts of the World
Venue: Academyspace, Herwarthstraße 3, 50672 Köln
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1 5 – 6 7 2019
M.S. KALK
By MERYEM EKRUS, MALTE FRÖHLICH and BORIS SIEVERTS
Venues: Lichtspiele Kalk, Kalk-Mülheimer Str. 130/132, 51103 Köln und weitere Orte in Kalk
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2 5 – 6 7 2019
STUDIO FRIENDSHIP
By ADWOA ADJEI, GUNNAR FRIEL, JANNA LICHTER, LAURA OLDÖRP and ANNE SCHÜLKE
Venues:
Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf, Birkenstraße 47, 40233 Düsseldorf and other places in Düsseldorf
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4 5 – 30 6 2019
TONSPUREN ZUR LINKEN
By ACHIM LENGERER in collaboration with guests and activists
Venue: Rekorder II, Scharnhorststraße 68, 44147 Dortmund
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4 5 – 30 6 2019
EMANZENEXPRESS_GEMEINSAM SIND WIR GEMEINER
By EVA BUSCH and JULIA NITSCHKE
Venue: atelier automatique, Rottstraße 14, 44793 Bochum
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4 5 – 30 6 2019
SOLID SKILLS
By WerkStadt/PACT Zollverein with contributions by CLARISSE AKOUALA, PASCAL BOVÉE, LENIO KAKLEA, KATHARINA PELOSI and BARABARA RAES
Venue: WerkStadt, Viktoriastraße 5, 45327 Essen
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8 6 – 29 6 2019
NOORDKAAP TAXI
By NOORDKAAP with contributions by MAX DOVEY, JODI and ABNER PREIS
Venues: all over Cologne
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15 6 – 7 7 2019
RE:FRAMING LICHTSTRASSE
A project by artrmx e.V.
Venue: Lichtstraße, 50825 Köln
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3 – 4 7 2019
EIN GUTES BEISPIEL FÜR EIN SCHLECHTES BEISPIEL
By INGA KRÜGER
Venue: Alte Feuerwache, Melchiorstraße 3, 50670 Köln
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