Breaching the Walls. We do need education!
Breaching the walls
Breaching the Walls
9 November 1989
The fall of the Berlin Wall is one of the most important and significant events of the 20th century, still able to play a significant periodizing role in contemporary European history. Above all, it is the symbol of the re-appropriation of individual rights and freedoms by citizens of the former Soviet bloc who have struggled to achieve more democracy in their countries. Like all events pregnant with symbolic value, it brings with it an interweaving of expectations and hopes, but also of disillusionments, brought by the gap that the original ideals live with respect to the reality of the present. Working critically on this problematic entanglement is the main objective of Breaching the Walls. We do need education!
Main activities of the project
We share the article Memorie dall'89. Prove tecniche per una storia orale edited by Federica Mascetti, published in issue 53 of the 2020 Zapruder Magazine. Click on the image to read the article
Sono state pubblicate le interviste condotte dal Comune di Tirana che ha individuato alcuni personaggi in modo da fare emergere la loro storia personale, l’impatto che gli eventi storici dell’epoca hanno avuto su di loro e la loro esperienza su
Within the European project Breaching the Walls. We do need edication! the lesson:The 1989 in perspective: history, memory and orality in the European political space in collaboration with Ca' Foscari University in the field of Contemporary History teaching by Prof. Alessandro Casellato,