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Memories of Mogadishu

May 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location:Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge

Memories of Mogadishu is a multimedia project that examines the use of memory in the reconstruction of a once cosmopolitan city by the Somali diaspora around the world. Through the use of oral history in combination of archival footage and personal interviews of members of the Somali diaspora around the world, the goal of the project is to document the collective memory of the pre-civil war city.

The project examines the use of memory in the reconstruction of a once cosmopolitan city by those who have been displaced for the last 25 years by political instability.

On behalf of the Memories of Mogadishu initiative, we are very pleased to present to you the Memories of Mogadishu Conference on May 4th, 2019. In partnership with the Ottawa Art Gallery, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), MCIS Language Solutions, the Catholic Centre for Immigrants, Carleton University, TakingITGlobal and Concordia University, this conference will explore the use of oral history and digital archives in preserving cultural heritage and collective memory in post-conflict societies.


More information about the conference schedule, please click here.

To register for the event, please click here.