Transformation East : Lives in Transition

Exposition virtuelle

L’IRTG Diversity, en collaboration avec le Centre canadien d’études allemandes et européennes et le Consulat Général allemand de Montréal organisent l’exposition virtuelle Transformation EAST. Lives in Transition. Une visite guidée suivie d'un panel de discussion (en anglais) aura lieu en direct sur Facebook, le 22/01/2021 à 18h.

Cet évènement est disponible en rediffusion sur la page Facebook de l’exposition (accessible avec ou sans compte Facebook).

Ce parcours virtuel est proposé par des collègues du réseau mondial des Centre d’études allemandes et européennes sponsorisés par le DAAD :
Laurence McFalls (Département de science politique, Université de Montréal)
Alexander Reisenbichler Joint Initiative in German and European Studies (JIGES) Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto
Matthias Rothe (German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch) College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota
Jay Rowell Centre interdisciplinaire d'études et de recherches sur l'Allemagne (CIERA) CNRS, Université de Strasbourg
Beate Schmidtke (EUCA-Net: European Studies in Canada) Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria
Marc Silberman (German, Nordic, and Slavic+) University of Wisconsin-Madison

Présentation de l'exposition

Transformation EAST. Lives in Transition addresses the expectations, trust, and fears that East Germans associated with the reunification process through images and texts. It recalls the solidarity between Germans and their willingness to help each other as well as their tensions and misunderstandings. The exhibition tells of new beginnings and awakenings, as well as of the desire to reappraise the SED dictatorship. It also documents the despair that went hand in hand with economic collapse and the rise in unemployment, as well as the experiences of loss and fears that characterized the 1990s in former East Germany. Subjects explored include the simultaneous renovation and demolition of towns and cities in the east of Germany, the situation of women and families, and a youth culture torn between techno, punk and right-wing extremism. Themes range from resentments to political violence, the question of who has the right to shape national identity, relations with Eastern neighbours, the development of the former East and its successes as well as new social divides that have arisen in recent years.

Contact

Mathieu Robinson, Assistant Press and Cultural Affairs, German Consulate General in Montréal
ku-100@montr.auswaertiges-amt.de

Lieu

En ligne sur Facebook
À 18h

Date

Publié le 14/01/2021