What makes memory transformative?
The Liu Lobby Gallery presents The Memory Project, a two-week long exhibition featuring testimonial textiles and tapestries created by the Women’s Advocacy Network in Uganda.
The Women’s Advocacy Network (WAN) is an association of women working for a better future after a long war in northern Uganda between the Lord’s Resistance Army and the Government of Uganda (1987-2008). Abducted as schoolgirls and forced into so-called marriages with rebel commanders, WAN provides a space for these survivors to exchange stories, provide one another support, and to advocate for justice and reparations.
The Memory Project exhibit is part of an initiative by the Transformative Memory International Network, a collective of artists, social movement leaders and scholars who seek to reconceptualize the role and practice of memory after periods of political violence, co-led by SPPGA Prof. Erin Baines and GRSJ Prof. Pilar Riaño-Alcalá.
The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular building hours, 9am-5pm. It is located in the lobby on the first floor.