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The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics

ISSN: 2472-7318


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I am Cleaning Out my attic 

by Barbara Schneider with visual artist Ashley Pryor, University of Toledo



"I am Cleaning Out My Attic" is a creative-critical autoethnography that grapples with the question of what curation for social interaction can mean at a cultural moment when the term curation has been all but emptied of meaning because of its broadcast use in multiple venues. It seeks to clarify the roots of curation as a material practice where objects operate as memory effects that anchor stories to time, place, and lived experience.

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