Berlin, Germany (March 25, 2021) – Cultural Vistas is currently accepting applications for a new transatlantic exchange program. Building a Diverse and Inclusive Culture of Remembrance (DAICOR), is a reciprocal transatlantic exchange program for individuals with a professional interest in the promotion of an inclusive and progressive culture of remembrance in public spaces in Germany and the United States.
DAICOR will build a new transatlantic network of experts in this respective field and will be implemented in two cohorts (2021 and 2022). Each year the program will bring together 16 individuals in the course of two joint exchanges, to explore how diversity, equity and inclusion are currently being implemented in the memorial cultures in the U.S. and Germany.
The program consists of a series of expert meetings, case studies and group reflections with policymakers, government representatives, memorial institutions, museums, and institutions for political and cultural education. Selected participants will explore how the public space can be reimagined to reflect more diverse and culturally tolerant remembrances, while comparing lessons learned and best practices from each country’s past and current efforts. By the end of the program, participants will be expected to devise a practical approach, campaign, or action plan that further contributes to an inclusive and tolerant culture of remembrance.
Applications are being accepted from:
- Individuals with a proven professional interest in the promotion of an inclusive and progressive culture of remembrance in public spaces in Germany and the United States (historians, curators, artists, political advisors, academic researchers, etc.)
- Staff of organizations that focus on progressive approaches to remembrance culture in public spaces (e.g. civil society organizations, grassroots movements, universities, etc.)
- Practitioners and artists with demonstrated experience in implementing projects that further inclusive practices in public spaces
The program is funded by the Transatlantic Program of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, as well as by the Heinrich Boell Foundation.
The program language is English.
Applications for the 2021 DAICOR program are being accepted between March 23 and May 2: Click HERE to apply