THIS INTERACTIVE MAP SHOWS SITES OF MEMORY AROUND THE WORLD THAT DEAL WITH TRAUMATIC PASTS, AND WHICH TODAY CONSTITUTE THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF COMMUNITIES.
#MappedMemories is an interactive map that shows memory sites related to serious human rights violations around the world.
Societies that have gone through traumatic processes, arising from violent situations in contexts such as war, colonialism, authoritarian regimes, ethnic and religious conflicts that have resulted in massacres or genocides, face the need to go through a process of addressing those past events in diverse ways. Museums, archives, sites, monuments, rituals, songs and celebrations are cultural expressions that recall past events and nurture, in turn, the material and immaterial cultural heritage of communities.
The CIPDH-UNESCO seeks to study these memory sites by building an interactive map with current and historical information to create awareness about the diversity, uniqueness and similarities among these sites through which each community examines their traumatic past events.