Dealing with the memories of terrorism: Understanding the social meanings of spontaneous memorials
Whilst the interest of memory scholars in political violence and more specifically in terrorism is not novel, after the terrorist attacks in Paris (2015) and Brussels (2016) there appears to be a certain urgency to reflect upon these nascent memories in collective, European immaginarium. This project traces the development of a “bottom-up” memorialization process in the immediate aftermath of the Brussels terrorist attacks questioning how these acts of terrorism will settle in our collective memory.
Working on this project since: 22 March 2016 - 01 November 2019
Methods: Ethnography, Community-Based Participatory Research, Interviewing, Visual Content Analysis, Archival Research
Commemoration of the 2016 Brussels attacks (Maelbeek metro station). 2018. Photo: Ana Milosevic