Memory = Identity
What is memory? How is it triggered?
Personal memory vs collective memory vs received memory…
What happens when memory fades or is suddenly lost?
And what of amnesia… forced by illness or forced by politics?
We’re excited to be beginning a series of Research Labs this autumn, which will focus on a range of themes motiroti finds compelling for interdisciplinary exploration. The first one is on Memory and is taking place in early December in central London.
Memories are crucial to our sense of self, community and society but they are also fragile, tentative and contested. Understood in popular culture to be primarily a cognitive/mental phenomenon this Lab intends to expand our understanding of memory by exploring it also as an embodied, sensorial and social phenomenon. That is, memory resides as much in our flesh and body as it does in mementos and memorabilia and social relationship as it does in the mind.