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    Museum and Visitor Centres

    Khayelitsha Memory Centre

    Western Cape Provincial Government - 2014

    A memory centre is a physical space that holds the collective and individual memories of a community and allows for sharing of cultural heritage, resources and information. The concept for the Khayelitsha centre includes a trading store and memory radio.
    The Khayelitsha Memory Centre concept by Formula D interactive


  • Khayelitsha Memory Centre

    A memory centre is a physical place providing space for communities to engage with and reflect on the past, recall and share collective and individual memories, and access and contribute to cultural heritage and resources and information.

    For this, the Khayelitsha Memory Centre, a project that was designed to engage citizens and focus on the near-lost oral history from evicted community members, our exhibit design team proposed first to invest in a participatory design workshop. The workshop was attended by city officials and residents in October 2013 and resulted in an activity plan to allow for citizen co-creation of exhibit content and elements of museum building.

    Key components of the plan include a travelling memory fair to ignite dialogue around the topic, a history trading store concept, where memories can be traded for goods, and a memory radio to encourage a community of active citizens around the subject.