Fractions of Memory

Organisation: 
Nada Sahnaoui
Type of Organisation: 
Individual initiative
Launched in: 
2003
Description: 
In 2003, Nada Sahnaoui appealed to the general public through the press and the internet with the question ?Do you have a memory of your daily life in Downtown Beirut before the start of the war in 1975??. Sahnaoui assembled these collected memories along with blank pages representing missing texts and lost memories in 20-tons structures of newspapers. The exhibition was presented on Martyrs? Square, Downtown Beirut. The exhibition sought to reflect the double-destruction suffered by Martyrs? Square during the war and the post-war reconstruction project.
Resources: 
http://www.nadasehnaoui.com/index.html http://www.nadasehnaoui.com/installations2.html
Overall Objective: 
Truth-seeking and right to know
Initiative's Approach: 
Documentation
Type of Activity: 
Public forums
Target Group: 
General public
Geographic Area: 
Beirut
Status: 
Completed