How do we remember?

TitleHow do we remember?
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2015
Subtitle / Series TitleBalkan.Perspectives 1-2-2015
InstitutionForum Ziviler Friedensdienst e.V.

The first issue of Balkan.Perspectives explores the topic of different cultures of remembrance. In the lead article, Dino Mustafić, a well-known theater and movie director from Bosnia and Herzegovina, asks why remembrance is crucial for today’s societies and how remembrance influences our common future. Dr. Thomas Lutz explores how the past can be remembered and presents an interesting overview of strategies for remembrance in post-war Germany. Nikola Radić, a Serbian artist, tells us why he chose to work on topics that are related to history and how he defines remembrance of the past for himself. Other articles present initiatives from the region that are working on the topic of remembrance in different ways: through a photo project presenting family members of missing persons in Kosovo, through qualitative research in Macedonia and through projects that gather young people to reflect on cultures of remembrance in the Western Balkans.


Balkan. Perspectives is also available in Albanian, Macedonian and Bosniac Croation Serbian.