November 16, 2022


Places of Difficult Memory – How to design, how to talk?


As part of the NeDiPa project and thanks to cooperation with OP ENHEIM, architects from Wrocław and the Lower Silesian Architecture Festival – DOFA, we had the pleasure of meeting on 16 November, 2022 in the Oppenheim tenement house in Wrocław. We spent the afternoon discussing DOFA’s main theme – “Solidarity City” in the context of connecting the pre-war Breslau with contemporary Wrocław and its residents. On the program were talks about the conservation of monuments and related challenges in Wrocław and Lower Silesia as well as interpretation of Jewish law (halakha) in relation to burial sites and the application of non-invasive field research practices. Then, during the panel with architects and experts, we discussed about remembrance and the need to make an inventory of pre-war cemeteries in our city; we studied the complicated situation of the Jewish cemetery at Gwarna Street (former Claassenstrasse) and possible directions of design and approach to places of difficult heritage in Wrocław, in Europe and in the world. See photo report and listen to the audio from the meeting (available in Polish).



  • European Union

    The NeDiPa - Negotiating Difficult Pasts program is implemented thanks to the support of the European Union as part of the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) program

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