The Collection

The Future Memory Collection invites young Greenlandic people living in Denmark or Greenland to collaboratively explore and experiment with perceptions of history, memory, contemporary culture and future imaginations. The project playfully explores one leading question: What do you want to be remembered by? 

Participants are asked to think about key artefacts from their everyday life that they believe are worth preserving for future generations. This website functions as the digital archive and virtual exhibition space of the contributed objects and their stories and makes the collection available to a broader public. 

Down below you can find all the objects and stories collected in Greenland and Denmark. The stories are written in a collaborative process and are either translated by the participants themselves or by a professional translator. 

New contributions will be added to the website regularly.

The Future Memory Collection-imik suliaqartut kalaallit inuusuttut Danmarkimi aammalu Kalaallit Nunaanni najugaqartut suleqatiginissaannut qaaqquvaat. Tassami oqaluttuarisaanermi, eqqaamasaqarnermi, nalitsinni piorsarsimassusermik aammalu siunissaq pillugu takorluukkanik ilisimasanillu misileraanissanik suliaqarusukkatta. Qiimasumik ammasumillu apeqqut pingaarneq misissoqqissaarneqartoq tassaavoq: Qanoq eqqaamaneqarusuppit? 

Peqataasut qinnuigineqassapput atortut ulluinnarni atortorisartakkatik suut pingaarutillit siunissamilu inunnit atortorineqartuartussatut piukkussatik eqqarsaatigeqqullugit. Una nittartagaq digitalimik allagaasivittut aammalu qarasaasiakkut atortunik aalajangersimasunik saqqummersitsivittut atorpoq aammalu kikkunnit tamanit iserfigineqarsinnaalluni. 

Ataani atortut oqaluttuallu Kalaallit Nunaanni Danmarkimilu katersorneqarsimasut nassaarisinnaavatit. Oqaluttuat suleqatigiinnikkut allanneqarsimapput, peqataasunit nutserneqanikuupput imaluunniit nutserisartunit nutserneqarsimapput. Atortut oqaluttuallu nutaat pilersinneqartut ingerlaavartumik nittartakkamut ikussunneqartassapput.

The Future Memory Collection inviterer unge grønlændere, der bor i Danmark eller Grønland, til i samarbejde at udforske og eksperimentere med opfattelser af historie, hukommelse, nutidskultur og fremtidige forestillinger. Projektet udforsker legende dette ledende spørgsmål: Hvordan vil du gerne huskes?

Deltagerne bliver bedt om at tænke over hvilke nøglegenstande fra deres hverdag, som de mener er værd at bevare for fremtidige generationer. Denne hjemmeside fungerer som det digitale arkiv og virtuelle udstillingsrum for de udvalgte genstande og deres historier og gør samtidig samlingen offentligt tilgængelig.

Nedenunder finder du alle de genstande og historier, der er indsamlet i Grønland og Danmark. Historierne er skrevet i en samarbejdsproces og er oversat af enten deltagerne selv eller af en professional oversætter. Nye bidrag vil blive tilgængelige på hjemmesiden løbende.

40 · Rise Again

I wanted to choose something alive at this exact moment. When a flower dies, it becomes part of the earth […]

38 · A Cultural Bond

These are my red kamiks and they originally belonged to my grandmother. They were passed on to me because I […]

36 · Quiet but Unyielding

I wear this Greenlandic necklace made of gold every day and it constitutes my wish to represent Greenland in the […]

35 · I Want to Know More

Being creative in various ways is a hobby of mine and it keeps me calm and relaxed. In Greenland, women […]

31 · A Good Balance

This ring is made by Nadja Arnaaraq Kreutzmann who is a goldsmith apprentice at a jeweler in Denmark. Her designs […]

30 · Roots

The future should know that I am not good with flowers. I am horrible at it. Me and my fellow […]

28 · Feeling Connected

I got this guitar plectrum at the Atlantic Music Store here in Nuuk. Music is very important to me and […]

26 · Qanilaarneq

This is a picture that I made myself when I was in art school. It is a Cyanotype which refers […]

25 · From Nuuk

At Ilisimatusarfik, the University of Greenland, there are not a lot of students from Nuuk that I have met. Often […]

21 · Sustainability

This scarf is from Qiviut, a company in Greenland that creates products made from musk ox wool. So these products […]

19 · Hey Greenlander!

This is a CD from Atsinnermiut, my band. It’s important to me because I invested so much time and energy […]

17 · Festival of the North

This T-Shirt is from the Arctic Sounds Festival and was designed by the Greenlandic fashion designer Bibi Chemnitz. I have […]

16 · Global and Local

I work on a lot of different projects all the time and my entire knowledge is in this laptop. If […]