Centro de Memoria, Paz y Reconciliación
The Memory, Peace and Reconciliation Centre (CMPR) contributes to the building of peace, with the participation of different sectors of Bogota’s population, through the promotion and strengthening of processes of memory construction, in order to make visible the different experiences related to the armed conflict, to dignify and recognize war victims and to open spaces of social encounter and reconciliation under the framework of Human Rights.
Thanks to the resolute initiative of a variety of social and victims organizations, in 2008, the Bogota mayor’s office welcomed the idea of establishing a memory space for the city. Finally, the CMPR opened its doors to the public in 2012, a few weeks after the official installation of the peace talks between the Colombian government and the Farc guerrillas in La Habana, Cuba.
Currently, the CMPR is the core of multiple processes of memory building in Bogota, which integrate academic, pedagogic, artistic, cultural and documentary management initiatives, which form a transformative and inclusive approach promoting links between official institutions and different civil society actors, who together forge participatory peace, symbolic redress for the victims and reconciliation.