ECHOES <br>European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled
Cities

ECHOES
European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities

Período
1 de fevereiro de 2018 a 31 de janeiro de 2021
Duração
36 meses
Financiamento
Comissão Europeia
Resumo

ECHOES addresses a pressing dilemma at the heart of contemporary Europe: the fact that while the history of empires and colonialism undoubtedly constitutes a shared European past, this past remains strangely silent in official narratives about Europe’s ‘heritage’; those things it values enough to save for future generations. We argue that the EU urgently needs not just to acknowledge this dilemma but to reflexively and progressively include it at the heart of its identity. ‘Europeanising’ difficult colonial heritage is becoming all the more necessary today as the EU operates in increasingly global contexts, relationships and geographies, where its ongoing ‘deficit’ towards accepting colonialism as a part of European history collides with the palpable ‘surplus’ of colonial memory in much of the outside world with which Europe grows ever more entangled. ECHOES therefore proposes that the memory of colonialism needs to find its place in contemporary European heritage debates. Drawing on the proven expertise of a team of leading international scholars, ECHOES will show that it is through exploring the creative activities and engagements with colonial legacy in European and non-European cities still imbued with manifold traces of the colonial past that one can identify new forms of progressive heritage practice. Through a facilitation of horizontal science diplomacy between cities and the creation of new links and partnerships with artists, museums and civic groups, ECHOES will foster new futureoriented forms of intercultural dialogues based on de-colonial understandings of colonial relations. When lifted to a European level this science diplomacy will contribute to a rethinking of existing tensions between Europe and its global neighbours.

Parceiros

University of Hull (Reino Unido) - Coordenadores da parceria

Aarhus University (Dinamarca)

University of Amsterdam (Países Baixos)

University of Warsaw (Polónia)

University of Rennes 2 (França)

 

Partner institutions:

Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Investigadoras/es
Brenda Coelho Fonseca
Claudino Ferreira
Cristiano Gianolla
Giuseppina Raggi
Keila Grinberg (UNIRIO)
Leila Bianchi (UNIRIO)
Lorena Sancho Querol (coord)
Marcelle Dutra
Márcia Chuva (UNIRIO)
Paulo Peixoto (coord)
Palavras-Chave
herança colonial, diálogo intercultural, história e memória, museus, prática patrimonial