HOW CAN ARCHIVED MATERIAL AND FRAGMENTED PERSONAL COLLECTIONS BE REORGANIZED TO CONSTRUCT NARRATIVES, MEMORIES AND MEANINGFUL STORIES?
Libraries are repositories not only of books, but of objects, unbound collections of papers, memorabilia, and precious documents donated by patrons and ordinary people. Today, most of the personal collections that arrive at the library are broken apart and distributed across the various archives within the library according to itemized categories. Archives have always served as a testimony for history, knowledge and collective memory. I would like to challenge the traditional methods of archiving by piecing together personal narratives based on collections conserved by everyday individuals. By reassembling these troves and revealing hidden stories, we are granted an authentic voice to understanding our collective history and chronicles of the past.