Memorializing in Movement

Chilean Sites of Memory as Spaces of Activism and Imagination

  • Katherine Hite Vassar College
  • Manuela Badilla Rajevic The New School of Social Research
Keywords Chile; memory sites; The Museum of Human Rights; The 38 London Museum; dictatorship; memory
Keywords Chile; memory sites; The Museum of Human Rights; The 38 London Museum; dictatorship; memory

Abstract

We argue that the defense of the Museum of Human Rights speaks to the power of memory as possibility, as foundational to ways collectivities understand the genealogies of violence and injustice in order to imagine otherwise.  Moreover, memorial site protagonists have successfully challenged and accessed state resources toward representation and education regarding the violence of the past and toward alternative ways of imagining justice and human rights in the present and future.

Published
2019-05-10
Section
Celebration of A Contracorriente's 15th Anniversary