Kaunas 2022: Memory Office

This is one of the major projects of the "Kaunas - European Capital of Culture 2022" program, which addresses city memory issues.

The aim of the Memory Office programme is to awaken the multicultural memory of Kaunas city and towns in its district and remind of its rich history, encourage pride in oneself and the place in which we live.

For the hundreds of years, people of various ethnicities and religions lived in Kaunas and around it. But what do we know about those who shaped our city into what is it today? Who were they? What did they dream about? What did they expect?

Memory Office programme is designed to remind of the forgotten or omitted “little stories”. Collecting stories and memories of people of various ethnicities and religions (that we are currently posting on, we want to create a unique map of city memories.

Looking back to the past, it is important to ask what can we learn from the stories of the past? What can inspire us and, most importantly, what kind of city we want to have in the future?

We hope that these stories will help to know ourselves better. Together it will serve as a source of inspiration for various cultural and art projects in 2022: performances, exhibitions, works of music and publications that will increase our respect for the other and for the different, for human rights and human dignity.

Memory Office is a partner of  project and uses this platform for collecting and storing new material.

Read more about the project "Kaunas - European Capital of Culture 2022" here.