Kaja Širok discusses the emergence and preservation of places of memory through collective dominant narrations and private memories of those who preserve contested histories. Public space thus becomes the battleground for interpretation of the past, consolidating group identities and contemplating historical “truths“.
Watch the video of Kaja Širok’s lecture at the 2018 Nonument! Symposium in Ljubljana.
Kaja Širok is a historian, translator, researcher and director of the National Museum for Contemporary History Slovenia.