Florencia Marchetti is a visual ethnographer and documentarian currently pursuing a PhD in Humanities at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture in Concordia University, Montreal. Born in Cordoba, Argentina, during times of political upheaval, she has focused her recent work on the politics and practices of cultural memory, investigating the affective traces of violent pasts in present day lives, including her own.expandFlorencia co-directed “A storyteller’s story” as part of her affiliation with CEREV. Her doctoral project is an anthropological inquiry of experimental character about and with/in the public works of memory in contemporary Argentina, paying special attention to the historical narratives materializing in new site museums and the differential participation of distinct social groups in the creation of these spaces. Florencia was trained in Social Communications and Anthropology at the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba before obtaining an MA in Social Documentation from the University of California in Santa Cruz. Her documentary photo work has been widely used by grassroots groups and activists in Cordoba, and has also been filed as part of the Provincial Memory Archive while her video work has been showcased internationally in academic research, art and community-based contexts.
Lauren Ramsey recently completed her BA Honours in Public History. She is primarily interested in developing a practice that merges her interests in oral history, social justice, media, and art. In addition, Lauren is passionate about electroacoustic composition and the ways in which personal narrative, memory, and space can be explored through sound. She worked as a research assistant under Dr. Erica Lehrer on the production of the exhibition Souvenir, Talisman, Toy at the Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Kraków, Poland in June-July 2013.