Culture > Events > BASF-lecture: Angela Findlay (Gloucester) – The Other Side
Event Date: 15th Oct 2019 | 18:15
BASF-lecture: Angela Findlay (Gloucester) – The Other Side
Arts One Lecture Theatre Queen Mary University of London Mile End Road London, E1 4NS
The Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations at Queen Mary University of London is delighted to invite you to the first lecture of our 2019-20 BASF Lecture Series.
When: Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 6.15pm
Venue: Arts One Lecture Theatre
All are welcome!
Angela Findlay (Gloucester) – The Other Side
How do you express national guilt and apology rather than pride and patriotism? How do you remember what you would rather forget?
In this country, very little is known about Germany’s unique post-WW2 process of remembrance. With all traditional forms of memorial deemed irrelevant and inappropriate, German artists instead sought ways to honour the victims of one of history’s darkest periods. The ensuing and on-going ‘counter memorial’ movement places extraordinary art forms in key locations often at the heart of German cities, encouraging visitors to take personal responsibility for keeping the memories and lessons of the past alive. The results are brave, challenging, moving and inspiring.
Angela Findlay is a professional artist, accredited lecturer and writer with a long career of teaching art in prisons both in England and Germany. Her Anglo-German roots and interest in the redemptive role of art in society led to extensive research into Germany’s complex post-WW2 process of remembrance and the transgenerational transmission of trauma/guilt. Angela is currently writing a book further exploring these subjects.
The full schedule of the Lecture Series can be found on: www.qmul.ac.uk/cagcr/