Book list fold #12 on Memory


Recommended reading fold #12 on Memory

Books selection for reading list inspired by Hrair Sarkissian for fold #12 Memory
Stacked books on memory before they enter the library admin process 2024
Image credits: SEA Foundation


November 2024 – February 2025

This recommended reading
list is part of SEA Foundations’
art and sustainability program
in fold #12 on Memory

Find these books in our
library catalogued on Libib.


The library is open for reading
by appointment from 12 – 4 pm
Thursday – Saturday.
The group size is maximised
to 3 persons at the same time.

Please Note
The library and the study room
are located on the first floor.
Unfortunately, there is no access
for disabled persons.


Publications on Memory

For fold #12 on Memory, our ambassador Syrian-Armenian artist Hrair Sarkissian has selected five publications that have connections to his practice and to the fold’s theme: Memory. Read more in the introduction text for fold #12 on Memory

Recommended reading

Cheterian, V., (2023). Open Wounds. Armenians, Turks and a century of genocide. C Hurst & Co Ltd. London.

Ladd, B., (2018). The Ghosts of Berlin: Confronting German history in the urban landscape. University of Chicago Press Chicago.

Linfield, S., (2010). The Cruel Radiance: Photography and political violence. The University of Chicago Press.

Zeitlian, W.H., (2022). The Missing Pages: The modern life of a medieval manuscript from genocide to justice. Standford University Press.

Gibbons, J., (2008). Contemporary art and Memory, images of recollection and remembrance. I.B. Taurus.

Additional reading

Genova, L., (2022). Remember: The science of memory and the art of forgetting. Allen & Unwin.

Weiner, J., (2000). Time, Love, Memory: A great biologist and his quest for the origins of behavior. Faber.

Nieuwenhuys, R., (Ed.), (1979). Memory and Agony: Dutch stories from Indonesia. Twayne Publ.

Van Alphen E. (ed.), (2023). Productive Archiving. Artistic Strategies, Future Memories and Fluid Identities. Valiz Amsterdam.

Löwy, M., (2005). Fire alarm: Reading Walter Benjamin’s “On the concept of history.” Verso.

Malcolm, J., (2023). Still pictures: On photography and memory. Granta Books.

Buchanan, D., (2012). Taste, Memory: Forgotten foods, lost flavors, and why they matter. Chelsea Green Pub.

Pelikan, J. (1987). The mystery of Continuity: time and history, memory and eternity in the thought of Saint Augustine (First paperback printing). University Pr. of Virginia.

Previous folds in the programme

Each fold has a separate list with suggested reading.

fold #011 Voice
July 2024 – October 2024
Recommended reading on voice (shelved in the library)

fold #010 Responsibility
March 2024 – June 2024
Recommended reading on responsibility (shelved in the library)

fold #09 Empowerment
November 2023 – February 2024
Recommended reading on Empowerment (shelved in the library)

fold #08 Spirit
July – October 2023
Recommended reading on Spirit (shelved in the library)

fold #07 Solidarity
April – July 2023
Recommended reading on Solidarity (shelved in the library)

fold #06 Reimagining
December 2022 – March 2023
Recommended reading on Reimagining (shelved in the library)

fold #05 Awakening
August – November 2022
Recommended reading on Awakening (shelved in the library)

fold #04 No Hurry
April – July 2022
Recommended reading on No Hurry (shelved in the library)

fold #03 Happiness
November 2021 – March 2022
Recommended reading on Happiness (shelved in the library)

fold #02 Commons
July – October 2021
Recommended reading on Commons (shelved in the library)

fold #01 Empathy
March – June 2021
Recommended reading on Empathy (shelved in the library)

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