An international renowned panel marks the opening of histoCON:LINE. Wangûi Wa Goro (Kenya/UK), Dimitrij Kapitelmann (Germany) and Karolina Wigura (Poland) discuss the perception of 8 May 1945 for present and future. The panel will be chaired by Cosima Gill. During the discussion the experts will address various key questions: What are the impacts of narratives and commemoration practices? What does global memory mean – what does it require? What lessons are to be learnt by dealing with history and commemoration? What does it mean for us today, what is our individual access to the topic and what are our hopes for the future?

Wangûi wa Goro, Kenya/UK

(International Scholar and Public Intellectual) has served as a translator, an academic, critic, translator, editor, writer, social and cultural catalyst, advocate, activist and campaigner for human and cultural rights for four decades. An interdisciplinary person, she is best known for her work in literary translation, including theory, practice, promotion and teaching.