In our work, we are reminded constantly that representation is not merely about how we represent ourselves, but also about how we are constantly represented by others. As we continue to interrogate ourselves and each other, so must we interrogate the range of texts that attempt to tell our stories, and in so doing, we lend our voices to critical descriptions of who we are, of who we have been, and of who we wish to be. These works in progress illustrate the intersection of research and practice in our examination of texts and our articulation of Caribbean identity in digital spaces.
The Place+Memory Initiative is geared toward locating, situating, and deliberately reconnecting memory to places—existing structures, as well as open spaces—and people that have been integral to their origin. The Initiative features community-based research projects that encourage participants affiliated with The Caribbean Memory Project (facilitators, volunteers, students, etc.) to engage collaboratively in the work of recovering memories and of crafting narratives that together constitute a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of various sites of Caribbean public memory. Click here to learn more.