Statement of task: the workshop is conceived as a 1-day open, interactive public workshop to debate research, practice and policy surrounding the concept of restorative memory. This concept tries to apply the theory of restorative justice to the field of memory studies. It is not expected that each participant prepares a formal contribution. We propose that everyone brings his own expertise or experience in the field to listen to others’ expertise, experiences and vocabularies in order to question assumptions and find some basic understanding to challenge the potentialities of the concept of restorative memory. Informal group discussion will be developed from an interdisciplinary and multi-agent standpoint. At the beginning of each panel, moderators can intervene briefly to contextualize the panel questions and add others of their own.
The workshop is thought as a way of constructing knowledge from a narrative group approach where participants can formulate questions to others. We ask that the use of concepts and theories are illustrated by real examples so that they can be interpreted by the others using their own theoretical and conceptual frameworks. A brief summary will be prepared after the workshop.
Participants: researchers and academicians, from and outside Spain and the Basque Country, coming from victimology, penal law and international studies, ritual and cultural studies, practitioners in the field of psychotherapy, as well as victims of terrorism in the Basque Country.