Individual Work
Connected Memories

In Connected Memories, María Mencía evokes the testimonies of migrants and refugees and recuperates these spoken memories by poetically inscribing them in a digital text that critically reflects on the material conditions from which those memories and oral stories emerge, while also highlighting the literariness of digital expression. Using technology as a participatory creative medium, Connected Memories calls upon the reader to reflect on the common grounds that link the lives of migrants and the lives of those who hear and read their stories, reclaiming an embodied relationship with the means of textual expression and claiming a critical role of literature in the field of the social. In an exercise of reflection on the materiality of both oral and written communication through the creative use of the digital medium, this work calls attention to the collective responsibility over the collective memories that constitute social discourse.