Monuments to remember. Trauma and commemorative practices in the public space

Dialogue and books' presentation

This dialogue between the professor of Fine Arts, Núria Ricart Ulldemolins, and the art historian, Daniel Palacios González will discuss the role of monuments as symbols and transmitters of the trauma of the civil war and the Franco dictatorship. The event will be presented by the historian Jordi Guixé, director of the EUROM. The entrance is free, but previous registration is recomended due to the limited capacity of the room.

Núria Ricart has just published Public Art and Memory. Language and transmission in the monuments to the victims (Catarata, 2022) and Daniel Palacios, the result of his doctoral thesis, has recently published the book On mass graves in places of memory. The monumental practice as writing of history (Center for Political and Constitutional Studies, 2022).

About the participants

Daniel Palacios González is an art historian and social researcher. Doctorate from the Universität zu Köln, he has been a Marie Curie researcher at the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities in Cologne, Honorary Professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid, and has carried out research stays at the Université Rennes 2 and the Superior Council of Scientific Research in Madrid. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher at Birkbeck, University of London / UNED.

Nuria Ricart Ulldemolins is an associate Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona, PhD in Public Space and Urban Regeneration (2009), and main Investigator at Public Art and Memory Project. She collaborates with the European Observatory on Memories in the development of public art and memory projects. Her research focuses on monumentality, public art, public space and memory. Her main projects, exhibitions and academic publications are accessible from her institutional web profile.

Jordi Guixé i Coromines is director of the European Observatory of Memories of the UB Solidarity Foundation and associate professor at the University of Barcelona. PhD from the UB and the Sorbonne University, his field of work is the debates and conflicts between memory and heritage in Spain and Europe.


April 13, 2023 | 6,30 pm


La Model. Memory space
c/ d’Entença, 155

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