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Environmental and Decolonial Alternatives for Engaged and Dialogical Academic Work: Recollect / Reconnect for Carbonless Futures

We have secured additional funding (60.0000 Euro) from KONE Foundation under their special funding call ‘Environmentally responsible encounters’. This is to extend on our commitment to low carbon research activities with a carbon low conference at the end of our project in 2021. With this extra funding we extend the planned conference in Tampere, Finland with 4 other satellite conference locations. We will post more about the conference in 2020. See the initial plan:

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Remembering Childhoods Across Time and Space: Reflections from Collective Memory Workshops Part 1.

“I was very, very inspired. I loved to see how the memories speak to other memories and things suddenly get a wider meaning and context. I hope that the workshop was only the beginning of our collective memory work.”

Quote from memory workshop participant

The fall of 2019 was a really busy time for us! In September and October, we brought together the participants of the Reconnect/Recollect project to participate in the memory workshops, which took place in three locations in Europe (Berlin, Riga, and Helsinki) and in Latin America (Mexico City). Thank you all who joined the workshops, shared memories, and worked with us! 

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Iveta and Nelli talking on FreshEd podcast

FreshEd is a weekly podcast that makes complex ideas in educational research easily understood. Iveta and Nelli discussed there our book – Childhood and Schooling in (Post)Socialist Societies – and the research that we are now undertaking, continuing the book. They explored questions like “What was it like growing up and attending school in the Soviet Union and other socialist societies? Did the lived experiences of children match the official rhetoric of the state or the Western bloc? What agency did children have?”

Have a listen here!