Faculty Sponsor: Denham, Kelly, Mortensen, Multhaup, Parker
All students in the five-course interlinked memory studies course project have been given a copy of On Collective Memory by Maurice Halbwachs, the foundational text in the field of memory studies. Each week, they have carried out a creative destruction the book by conversing, interacting, and responding to the text physically, in the book itself. They have marked up the text, redacted words for effect, painted and inked and drawn in and on the pages; they have made collages, weavings, and prints in their books; stained, torn, stressed, and inscribed their ideas into and onto their books.
Students present their destroyed (or remade, or deconstructed, etc.) copies of On Collective Memory and explain their semester-long relationship with the book at the Case Symposium.