Thursday, 8 December 2022

Event Details

"¿Dónde están los desaparecidos? / Where are the disappeared?", by Irma Müller. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)


Virtual Conference:Memory and Representation in Latin America Congreso Virtual: Memoria y Representación en América Latina
Description: This two day Virtual Conference: Memory and Representation in Latin America hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures,University of Liverpool (UL), will focus on themes of memorial practices, expectations of memory, memory and space, identity narratives, and gendered concepts of heritage relating to several Latin American countries. It coincides with Colombia’s ‘National Day of Memory and Solidarity with Victims’ on 9th April.

Building on previous collaboration with the Department of Histories, Languages and Cultures, UL, through 'A Museum For Me', part of the Culture Unconfined Festival (2020), Conflict Textiles will facilitate a workshop "Following the Footsteps of the Disappeared". The workshop will draw on our present exhibition Following the Footsteps of the Disappeared hosted by Ulster Museum and its genesis in curator Roberta Bacic’s work with children of the disappeared in Chile (1985-1988).

This workshop will incorporate a variety of methodologies and elements, beginning with a screnning of the Conflict Textiles film Following the footsteps of the disappeared (6.48 minutes). It will be facilitated by curator Roberta Bacic and assistant curator Breege Doherty and will feature inputs from several Conflict Textiles collaborators. (see documents section below)
Commissioned by: Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Liverpool
Date(s): 8th April 2021 - 10th April 2021
Venue: Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Liverpool
1-7 Abercromby Square, University of Liverpool, L69 7WY
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Dr Eve Hayes de Kalaf, Iberian and Latin American Studies
Outcome: Similar to an arpillera this workshop was comprised of many layers - presentations, film clips, reflections and a participatory exercise. Inputs by our collaborators from different disciplines, practices and countries –all of whom have been connected to Conflict Textiles for at least 10 years - gave a sense of the breadth and depth of Conflict Textiles. The event was well attended and elicited positive feedback from organizers and attendees.

Documents: • Conference programme, 8-10 April 2021 - view
• Conflict Textiles workshop outline, 8 April - view
• Contributors' CVs: Conflict Textiles workshop - view
• Workshop presentation, Esther Vital - view
• Outcome: Participatory activity, Esther Pardo - view