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Knowing the world, rethinking Memory

4th International Meeting of GariwoNetwork

Despite the difficulties of this particular year, we have chosen to confirm the annual appointment with GariwoNetwork, which allows us to confront all the people and realities that deal with Righteous, memory and human rights in Italy and abroad. For this fourth edition, entitled Knowing the world, rethinking memory, we are moving online, on the Zoom platform.

We have decided to translate the conference in English, because we will discuss on two very important topics for us: Memory and Totalitarianism.


Wednesday 25 November from 16.00 to 18.00
Rethinking memory: the Gariwo Charter and anti-totalitarian words


Anna Foa, historian
Francesco Cataluccio
, essayist and writer
Gabriele Nissim
, president of Gariwo

Together with Anna Foa, Francesco Cataluccio and Gabriele Nissim, we will talk about memory and totalitarianisms, first of all asking ourselves what kind of memory is needed today in the face of the challenges of the present and the health emergency, but also reflecting on the need for constant information and knowledge on crimes of the past and the mass atrocities of our time.

For organizational reasons, we ask you to confirm your participation to by 20 November.

3 November 2020

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Remember the past in order to build a future

The International Committee of the Armenian Righteous. Memory is the Future was founded by Piero Kuciukian in order to commemorate those who went against the genocide of 1915. The title emphasises the function of the memory, which is not a nostalgic look back in history, but a a clear sense of the past to build a future without making old mistakes.
The memory has many solutions and presents conflicting results, either positive or negative depending on how it is treated. Reflections on the previous events help us to understand the present, which means to search for the coordinates that allow us to interpret new situations with awareness of the dangers or opportunities that are triggered by certain mechanisms such as cultural, social and individual. The experience of the genocides of the twentieth century, the phenomenon of totalitarianism, resulted in the devastating world war, the balance of power during the Cold War, provide very precise indications on the geopolitical hegemony and humanitarian frifts to be avoided, while the example of the Righteous, their varied efforts on behalf of the persecuted, the demand for freedom, independence of thought and the instance of the defense of human dignity, are to be taken to avoid the pitfalls of arrogance, denial of truth, the rejection of diversity, closing the other, unilateral decision.

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