POLISH EIDS in conversation: How to Have an AIDS Memorial in an Epidemic?

Theodore Kerr

“WHERE IT STARTS”, Theodore Kerr
“WHERE IT STARTS”, Theodore Kerr

Research platform POLISH EIDS in its first public program engages in conversation with writer and organizer Theodore (ted) Kerr and students from his class at The New School: Life During Memorialization: History and the Ongoing Epidemic of HIV/AIDS in the USA. This session is concerned with identifying strategies and forms behind public and community-based monuments evoking the AIDS crisis and those devoted to the commemoration of people with HIV over time. We are going to navigate North American and Central and Eastern European cultural contexts while asking questions we may not have the answer for yet. This event is realized in the spirit of mutual learning, as to foster reflection and research on HIV and AIDS in Poland by opening up to the voices and experiences of others globally.

The meeting will be held in English, without interpreting. Join us in a Zoom meeting:


Meeting ID: 897 4706 3488
Passcode: 14960

We encourage everyone to join the discussion and send us questions on the chat. The moderator will ask them on your behalf.

POLISH EIDS is an artistic and research platform which aims at deepening the cultural reception of issues related to HIV and AIDS in Poland. It initiates and supports unconventional research, activates archives, educates and creates a public program to better understand and talk about Polish eids.


18:00–19:00 (CET)

Jak upamiętniać AIDS w czasie epidemii? Strategie i przykłady z USA. Kanady, Polski i Ukrainy

Prezentacje i rozmowa Szymona Adamczyka z Theodore’em Kerrem

(Zoom i streaming na Facebooku)

Zachęcamy do włączenia się w dyskusję i przesyłania pytań na chacie.

19:00–19:15 (CET)

Krótka przerwa

19:1520:15 (CET)

Czy dobre życie to najlepszy sposób upamiętniania: dyskusja na temat HIV

(tylko Zoom)

Przed wydarzeniem zachęcamy do lektury How to Have an AIDS Memorial in an Epidemic autorstwa Theodore’a Kerra w C Magazine.