Momento Mori: Museum of Memory

Benjamin Brichta (website)
Columbia University GSAPP
Core Studio II
Faculty: Karla Rothstein (website)


The traditional cemetery exists as separate from our normative understanding of time, it is a place of accumulation, of pause, not of linear trajectories or the human life-cycle. Thousands of years of collective experience, knowledge, and memory give the cemetery a weight – ancient, powerful, and silent. With remembrance, though, so too comes erasure. The accumulation of memory, both collective and individual, provides those in morning a way to forget as their memories are released and passed on.


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