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Participatory curatorship: negotiating heritage, memory and justice in northern Uganda

Abedo, Abiti Nelson, Nono, Francis, Moles, Kate ORCID: and Milligan, Lizzi O. 2021. Participatory curatorship: negotiating heritage, memory and justice in northern Uganda. Mkwananzi, Faith and Cin, F. Melis, eds. Participatory Arts for Epistemic and Social Justice in Post-Conflict Settings, London: Taylor and Francis Group, pp. 50-67. (10.4324/9781003121046-5)

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This chapter explores the use of a multi-layered, participatory approach in dealing with the past legacy of violence in post-conflict northern Uganda, and the potential it holds for promoting epistemic justice. We describe work done by the National Museum of Uganda and the National Memory and Peace Documentation Centre with young people and community members, as the victims and survivors of war, in learning the dangers of conflict and avoiding future repetition of conflict through engagement with a peripatetic exhibition with fluid edges. Objects, artistic expression, oral histories and testimonies, and acts of memorialisation are part of the exhibition, curated by the communities themselves, and given meaning locally and contextually through processes of communication, expressing feelings, or escalating issues that are deemed important to the ‘common good’.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
ISBN: 9781003121046
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 10:00

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