Rebecka Katz Thor

A writer and senior lecturer at REMESO Linköping University and in Aesthetics at Södertörn University. She is co-chair of Memory Studies Association Nordic and participating researcher in the project Distrusting Monuments – Art and the War in Former Yugoslavia. Her research focus is on cultural memory studies, contemporary art, monuments and museums in relation to difficult pasts.

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Articles by Rebecka Katz Thor

  1. Concepts for contemporary monuments,

    What concepts can we apply to understand the current wave of new monuments? In this article I suggest labeling them post-monuments, related to the commissioning body’s implied interest in what is commemorated, on the one hand, and the possibility of making amends, on the other. The concept builds on the one suggested by James Young in the early 1990’s “counter-monuments” regarding the German memorial culture of the time. I address how post-monuments can be seen as a future-oriented rectification, repair, and response.

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