Radio Symposium – How your grandmother changed your life. Wisdom, identities and collective memories.
Performance. October 28th 2016.
Tabakalera, Plaza de las cigarreras, 1, Donostia-San Sebastián.
Popular wisdom is the starting point of the project “How your grandmother changed your life”. That common knowledge which is within reach of everyone, about which we know neither when it was created nor by whom because it has been transmitted from generation to generation, often orally. To the extent that different people involve themselves in it, they change it, making it into a mix of imaginative and creative resources for survival. It emerges as an everyday practice, but with time it almost becomes established as “scientific knowledge”. It shapes codes, it contains collective understanding. That common wisdom and its uses are linked to identities and the construction of memories. While contributing different forms in the configuration of memories, it has the potentiality to transform or change them. From this perspective “How your grandmother changed your life” reviews how this wisdom is developed, transformed and transmitted over time and in different territorial contexts.
Key words: Popular wisdom. Construction, elaboration and transmission. Identities. Memories.
Juan Pablo Ordúñez Martínez ‘MawatreS’, Andrea Estankona and Josefina Roco Sanfilippo are members of one of the working groups of the LaPublika project.
MawatreS / Juan Pablo Orduñez has a degree in Fine Arts and is a collaborator in the subject “Technological space as a new public space” of the University Master’s Degree in Contemporary, Technological and Performance Art of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).
Andrea Estankona is an art historian. She was an embedded researcher in Medialab-Prado and co-edited the book “Áreas emergentes e innovación en el sector cultural y creativo vasco” published by the publishing service of the UPV/EHU, where she is currently working on her doctoral thesis.
Josefina Roco Sanfilippo is a social researcher and a feminist. She is a coordinator of the School of Feminist Economy in Biscay and Gipuzkoa and has a PhD in International and Intercultural Studies awarded by the University of Deusto.
More pictures of Team Orea at Radio Symposium LaPublika here.