Memory at Work

UMAM Documentation and Research (UMAM D&R)
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In 2010, UMAM Documentation and Research (UMAM D&R) worked on its database/archive project ‘Memory at Work,’ which is an online database/platform dedicated to depict the events and memories of the war. This database has been deployed in discussions between participants in workshops on the way how the present and past could be connected, and has been used in the project ‘Bus and its Replicas’ in collaboration with UNDP. The ‘Bus and its Replicas’ was an exhibition by Houssam Boukeili that raised questions about representation and memory. The idea of the latter project was to create a mobile electronic library for the memory of the war that targets schools and the mass in general across the country. This project is now expanding at the regional level to places like Tunis. UMAM D&R has been preparing to launch Memory at Work Syria with Syrian Itana Documentation and Research.
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Truth-seeking and right to know
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Type of Activity: 
Forensic Investigation
Target Group: 
General public
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