The Memory Matters project explores notions of ‘home’, identities and belongings in the African diaspora, with a particular focus on the Congolese postcolonial memory and heritage. The project involves young British Congolese residing in London as well as researchers, academics, visual artists, heritage and museum experts.
The ‘Memory Matters’ project is composed of several interconnected strands. Each strand combines research, engagement and participation activities and draws upon a diversity of methods.
The project is managed and coordinated through a partnership between CORECOG (Congolese refugee organisation in London) and the University of Kent (School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research). Other partners include: Congolese Action Youth Platform (CAYP), The Royal Museum for Central Africa, Collectif Mémoire Coloniale et Lutte contre les Discriminations, Observatoire Ba ya ya, the Centre for Heritage at Kent (CH@K) and the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB, University of East London).