30 years ago, the events of 1989 redrew the political map of Europe, affecting the lives of millions. Looking at those historical moments and their aftermath from today’s perspective – what do we remember and what has changed for us? TOUCHING 1989 project aims to create one ‚collective memory‘ of the revolutionary year of 1989 in Europe. Combining the personal stories of British, Czech, German, Polish, Romanian and Slovak people into one strong voice, testifying to the changes we have experienced within the last 30 years, we hope to improve the understanding of the world today and to learn more about each other.
The personal videos which we collate will be published on the project website www.touching1989.org and shared via social media (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter) by all our partners. Stories will be archived into an online gallery on the website building up a portfolio of stories ready to be discovered. The online gallery will also become a part of the photographic exhibition documenting the 1989 events which will take place at the Czech Centre London from 1 November 2019 – 3 January 2020.