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Bearing Witness: The Impacts of Memorialization

In this podcast series produced by Andrew W. Mellon Fellow Dr. Stephanie Arel and award winning documentary filmmaker, Jessica Daugherty, we will speak with museum and memorial workers including curators, collectors, writers, and directors about the impacts their work at memorial sites has on communities and themselves to investigate the importance of roles they play in society.


The Khôra

"Plato proposes that the "Khôra" rests between the sensible and the intelligible, through which everything passes but in which nothing remains. For podcast producers Dr. Stephanie Arel and Jessica Daugherty, The Khôra serves as a holding space, a container for encountering the emotional impact of caring and bearing witness to trauma. We aim to learn from those engaged in practices of care, and who may encounter traumatic circumstances, in order to illuminate strategies for individual growth, especially in situations where life presents stressful circumstances or when others are in need. The ultimate goal is to acknowledge the witness and to make available resources for managing stress and responding to trauma."

*If you or someone you know are experiencing suicidal thoughts or dealing with suicide, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255 Or visit this site for a list of resources.

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