Memories of Mogadishu Conference

Memories of Mogadishu Conference

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

On behalf of the Memories of Mogadishu initiative, we are very pleased to present to you the Memories of Mogadishu Conference on May 4th 2019.

In partnership with the Ottawa Art Gallery, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), MCIS Language Solutions, Carleton University, TakingITGlobal and Concordia University, this conference will explore the use of oral history and digital archives in preserving cultural heritage and collective memory in post-conflict societies.

Join us at the Ottawa Art Gallery on May 4th, 2019 from 9:30AM to 5:00PM in the Alma Duncan Salon as we bring together Somali diaspora from around the world to explore memories and migration.

The Memories of Mogadishu initative examines the use of memory in the reconstruction of a once cosmopolitan city by the global Somali diaspora. Through the use of oral history in combination of archival footage and personal interviews the goal of project is to document the collective memory of the pre-civil war city.

The conference is free to attend, please register here by April 30th.


Refreshments and a catered lunch will be provided.

Please contact memoriesofmogadishu@gmail.com if you have any questions.