What do we keep?

Paula Sawatzki, Maïa Paounov, Theresa Piening, Yichen Guo, Ana Maticevic, Ivana Erdevicki, Vedran Pean, Angèle Michaud
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“What do we keep?” aims to explore the subaltern knowledge that is held within our objects. The project asks questions about the ways in which we transmit and acquire objects, how we remember our histories, and how we pass along our memories. A memory game illustrates our research work (a diverse set of interviews) and an object fair embodies the experience of story exchange-value in objects. Our workshops aim to bring forth a diversity of knowledge and personal stories. And they create a collective moment where participants engage to reflect on personal backgrounds, shared values, and the material and non-material dimensions of objects.