MEMORIGHTS addresses the role of cultural memory in LGBTQ activism and investigates how it is produced, archived, transmitted, used and mobilized.
CULTURAL MEMORY IN LGBTQ ACTIVISM
LGBTQ activism is a key example of transnational social movement. Activists create images, practices, texts, symbols and narratives for shaping their claims and make them socially visible; with their cultural production they take inspiration from earlier social movements and struggles and will potentially become inspiring sources for later generations. This results in the construction of cultural memories of activism that travel with and through activists and media, in time and space. The production, use, remediation and recirculation of cultural memories in LGBTQ activism is the primary focus of the project. MEMORIGHTS addresses then this question: how is cultural memory used as resource in LGBTQ activism?