Advisory Board Member Anoma Pieris on visit in Frankfurt

Several events on War Incarceration Camps and Cosmopolitan Memory in Post-Colonial Contexts

On May 2, 2024 TraCe Scientific Advisory Board member Professor Anoma Pieris from the Melbourne School of Design came to Goethe University Frankfurt to present her new book and to join us afterwards for a panel discussion as well as an internal TraCe Workshop.

The event started with a book talk on Anoma Pieris' most recent publication, The Architecture of Confinement: Incarceration Camps of the Pacific War (Cambridge University Press 2022, together with Japanese-American scholar Lynne Horiuchi). During her presentation she discussed the design, intellectual framing for and methodological approach to her research. Her presentation was followed by a fruitful exchange with the TraCe researchers and a reception in honour of our guest.

In the second part of the evening, a public roundtable on „Rethinking Cosmopolitan Memory in Post-Colonial Contexts“ took place, which was organized by TraCe Working Package 1 in collaboration with the Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform. The guests, Professor Emily Keightley (Loughborough University), Professor Daniel Levy (Stony Brook University), Dr. Jocelyn S. Martin (Université Catholique de l'Ouest) and Jephta U. Nguherimo (OvaHereroPeople's Memorial & Reconstruction Foundation), are international scholars and activists engaging with cosmopolitan memory, post-colonialism and decolonization from a variety of perspectives. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Kaya de Wolff (Research Associate in the TraCe Network) and Professor Astrid Erll (Founder of the Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform and co-speaker of TraCe).


On the following day, an internal workshop on „Rethinking Cosmopolitan Memory“ was held by the TraCe Work Package 3: Interpretations of Political Violence.

For more information on the book talk, please check our website here.

For more information on the roundtable, please check our website here.