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Projects

In Her Memory

“In Her Memory” is a pitch deck made for an interactive exhibit dedicated to the education and the remembrance of the euphemistically called ""comfort women"" who were women and girls forced into sexual slavery under Imperial Japan during the 1930s and WW2. This project combines historical research and analysis with research in museum design and digital interactivity to conceive an engaging exhibit design that would provide an American audience with a comprehensive and tangible understanding of this complex history. The central question of this project is how do we effectively educate a modern western audience about the importance and relevance of unknown history from other parts of the world? This project attempts to put women at the center of the narrative and includes their voices as both evidence and examples of activism as they encourage the accountability and awareness of rape in war and general society. This speculative exhibit ultimately aims to introduce and create dialogue around the uncomfortable topic of sexual violence in history in order to bring awareness to global atrocities and to promote the sharing and hearing of victim stories as a means to promote change.

​*In this project I do not intend to speak for these women or claim that this is the solution for any of the tension that still remains between Japan and other Asian countries, but I do believe that the sharing and elevation of foreign narratives and histories is necessary in order to expand our worldwide views and understandings. All the audio clips are just prototypes and my voice would not be used in the final translations.

In Her Memory

Anissa Santos
Spring 2021
Installation

“In Her Memory” is a pitch deck made for an interactive exhibit dedicated to the education and the remembrance of the euphemistically called ""comfort women"" who were women and girls forced into sexual slavery under Imperial Japan during the 1930s and WW2. This project combines historical research and analysis with research in museum design and digital interactivity to conceive an engaging exhibit design that would provide an American audience with a comprehensive and tangible understanding of this complex history. The central question of this project is how do we effectively educate a modern western audience about the importance and relevance of unknown history from other parts of the world? This project attempts to put women at the center of the narrative and includes their voices as both evidence and examples of activism as they encourage the accountability and awareness of rape in war and general society. This speculative exhibit ultimately aims to introduce and create dialogue around the uncomfortable topic of sexual violence in history in order to bring awareness to global atrocities and to promote the sharing and hearing of victim stories as a means to promote change.

​*In this project I do not intend to speak for these women or claim that this is the solution for any of the tension that still remains between Japan and other Asian countries, but I do believe that the sharing and elevation of foreign narratives and histories is necessary in order to expand our worldwide views and understandings. All the audio clips are just prototypes and my voice would not be used in the final translations.