Designstrategie für eine zeitgemäße Erinnerungskultur / Design strategy for a contemporary culture of remembrance

Jasmin Schauer

Frauenkultur Leipzig e.V. Zeit-Geschichte(n) e.V. Stiftung friedliche Revolution, Leipzig LAMSA - Landesnetzwerks Migrantenorganisationen Sachsen-Anhalt, Standort Halle Freiwilligen-Agentur Halle-Saalkreis e.V. CPPD – Coalition for Pluralistic Public Discourse, Berlin SpanSet Transfertex

Januar / January - 2022

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle

Master of Arts


Our memories remain alive through conversation, but before we engage in dialogue, we need to learn to listen to each other. As an intervention in public space, orange tension belts are temporarily attached to four places of remembrance of the reunification of Germany and the peaceful revolution of '89. The website to be read on them and the QR code lead into an open auditory archive. Personal memories or questions about this time can be contributed to the archive via answering machine. Through the open format, a current reference to history can be established. This results in a participatory podcast on the website that is filled with a wide variety of perspectives as the tension belts travel throughout Germany. The title „Denk-mal“ is ambiguous in German, means monument and includes the call to make up your mind.