Souvenir of everywhere

Vanessa Berry

Abstract


The tourist souvenir acts as a repository of memory and desire. Mass produced objects are given individual meanings when chosen by the tourist and placed in a domestic context. What happens, however, when these objects are lost or discarded? Souvenir of Everywhere examines the potential for lost souvenirs to generate stories, through the framework of a collector who seeks to save every lost souvenir they can find.

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