Producing memory of migration: history of a participatory action research with children and young people (Paris, France)
(University of Liege)
Paper short abstract:
My presentation focuses on the collaborative ethnographic practice of a project which led to what children and young people define as memory of migration. I shall finally outline how difficult it is to enhance a dialog between the different kinds of memory within the migration arena in France.
Paper long abstract:
In 2006, I worked out a participatory action research on the topic "memory of migration" with a collective of volunteers (boys, girls, young girls). The framework of the project was an association which sat up in the area where the volunteers live in Paris. The starting question was: What is called "memory of migration" and in which local, spatial and symbolic spaces is it mobilized? The main project's results were the collaborative organization of an exhibition presenting material collected during the project and debates initiated by the volunteers) were proposed to the visitors. In this presentation, my concern is to recount the course's project by focusing on the collaborative ethnographic practice which led to what children and young people define as memory of migration. I shall finally outline how difficult it is to enhance a dialog between the different kinds of memory within the "migration arena" in France i.e the children and young people's memory of migration, the museographic memory of migration and the political memory of migration.
Learning of/with children: anthropologist at "school" (CLOSED) (Commission on Children, Youth and Childhood)