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.

We are Inuit. We are Strong.

We are Inuit. We are Strong. I have a tattoo on my back that I would like to use as a representation for this project. It’s a Greenlandic figure of a woman. I […]

Like Father, Like Son

· Like Father, Like Son · I wrote this book together with my father – Hendrik Mørch. The title, Kinaassuseq, means identity and is inspired by one of the poems my father wrote. He had […]

The Concept of Being Good

I found it such a strange idea to provide a physical thing that says something about how I want to be remembered by. What I keep coming back to is a concept instead […]

The Future

I decided to bring a notebook, a pen, post-its and a highlighter because they all represent one thing for me: EDUCATION. For me, it’s important to get an education, to gain knowledge and […]

Rise Again

I wanted to choose something alive at this exact moment. When a flower dies, it becomes part of the earth and can arise again. In 50 years, all the many fashionable, short-lived things […]

I Want To Take Action

I want to be remembered as a person who took acton. A person who voiced her opinion and took action.  Right now, I’m doing everything I can to overcome my performance anxiety. Because […]

A Cultural Bond

These are my red kamiks and they originally belonged to my grandmother. They were passed on to me because I am about the same height as my grandmother. The kamiks represent my family […]

One Shot is All You Get

The camera on the left is an analogue camera that I borrowed from a friend. When it comes to the historical development of photography and moving pictures, this camera represents the point of […]

Quiet but Unyielding

I wear this Greenlandic necklace made of gold every day and it constitutes my wish to represent Greenland in the things I do. However, it is also a statement through which I claim […]

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 are known for being creative with their hands such as the sewing of […]

Freedom to Express

I am part of the band Zika. As a kid, I grew up with a mother who cultivated my love for music by including me when she was singing and playing the guitar. […]

My Family and I

When I was thinking about what to bring, these two things came up immediately. The object on the left is a necklace and it represents an Inuk (singular of Inuit). My grandparents are […]

The Time We Live in Now

This book is a story about Greenlandic mythological creatures. My best friend Maria is the main author of this book, and I, along with my partner Robin and our friend Qivioq worked as […]

A Good Balance

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Roots

The future should know that I am not good with flowers. I am horrible at it. Me and my fellow students bought this flower together for our shared office space. Currently it is […]

Timeless

This is a Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera with a 27mm pancake lens and to the left you can see a 30-year old 100mm Nikon lens. The camera has a retro-style housing but is actually […]

Feeling Connected

I got this guitar plectrum at the Atlantic Music Store here in Nuuk. Music is very important to me and I think the plectrum is a good representation of that part of my […]

Care for One Another

This bracelet was given to me when I was visiting Szeged, Hungary. Szeged is the home of my favourite men’s handball club and you can see their logo on the bracelet. I was […]

Qanilaarneq

This is a picture that I made myself when I was in art school. It is a Cyanotype which refers to the process that it takes to make these kinds of pictures. It […]

From Nuuk

At Ilisimatusarfik, the University of Greenland, there are not a lot of students from Nuuk that I have met. Often you hear someone say: “There are no Nuummiut (people from Nuuk) here anyway.” […]

Sustainability

This scarf is from Qiviut, a company in Greenland that creates products made from musk ox wool. So these products are adapted to our climate. I brought it with me because there are […]

Cake and Candy

This is a picture of my boyfriend when he caught his first musk ox. It might be a brutal picture for someone who is not from Greenland but we are used to seeing […]

Hey Greenlander!

This is a CD from Atsinnermiut, my band. It’s important to me because I invested so much time and energy in creating it with my best friends. We spent around four years, between […]

Strength and Beauty

This necklace represents an Inuit woman and is made of Caribou antlers. I had seen my mom wear one of these and when she realized how much I admired it, she went out […]

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 learned so much working with the festival and for me it’s important to […]

Global and Local

I work on a lot of different projects all the time and my entire knowledge is in this laptop. If I were to lose it I couldn’t get any work done. I decorated […]

Lonesome Rider

My oldest brother David gave me the skateboard for my birthday and three months later it got run over by a car. Luckily it still works and I can continue using it. I […]

Ruby

Since I was a little girl, I liked to collect any kind of rocks that I found outside. I really like to spend time in nature and sometimes it’s nice to bring something […]

Trademark

These are the two things people always recognize me by. The first one is a pair of glasses and the other a pack of cigarettes. Every time someone talks about me they say: […]

Music is All You Need

I usually use my phone for music and nothing else. But since I am in high school now, I also have to check the lesson plan for the day for example. Sometimes I […]

A Reminder

I bought this silver cross at Unik, which is a local shop here in Nuuk. It was a gift for myself for my 20th birthday. Right now I am 21 and will soon […]

Special Connections

I got this Ukulele from my Dad for Christmas in 2016 and its colour always reminds me of a sunburst. I think he bought it online at Thomann, which is a German store […]

The Fighter

These are my medals for participating in Qajaq competitions. I won the round one in the Nuuk city championship and the other two in the Greenland Qajaqing Championship in Aasiaat and Nuuk. People […]

A Birthday Gift

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Inside vs Outside

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Family Tradition

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Craftsmanship

This is a box that I made myself and normally I use it for storing my jewelry. It consists of a plain box that I decorated with the help of a napkin, glue […]

The Traveler

I bought the skull in a market in Chiapas, Mexico where I spent a year of exchange. Mexico has a very special place in my heart. It is not just a place I […]

A Creative Soul

I made these earrings using thread, metal and three different kinds of beads. They are very special to me since they are made from beads that I inherited from my Grandma. I consider […]

Three Card Monte

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