13-14 June 2019
What could European nonuments be? Which tensions could they release through their repurposing?
The core of the Nonument! Symposium will be a proposal of six European nonuments:
a hotel, a power factory, a railway, a congress center, control and dyspatching hi-tech center and a former bunker.
These nonuments address questions of ideology in infrastructural projects, public vs private corporate space, post-socialist monument preservation, and monuments as zones of conflict.
Through the presentation of artistic actions, theoretical and historical contexts, the symposium aims at a new understanding of these historical sites.
Save the date! Participation is free of charge.
Registrations open on 20 May at www.nonument.org
The term Nonument denotes 20th century architecture, monuments and public spaces that have undergone a shift in symbolic meaning or had lost it, as a consequence of political and social changes. Among other, Nonuments are monuments of previous regimes or public spaces of a post-socialist context. The two days symposium addresses the public/common through the lens of space and connects it to historical dilemmas of transitions, while engaging with possibilities of re-use and re-purpose through artistic interventions.