Memoria Viva

An account of my semester on leave in Santiago de Chile, interning at el Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos (the Memory and Human-Rights Museum).

Location

Santiago
Chile
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    Sophia Li | February 7th, 2011
    Images are often more powerful than words. In this case, I'll let this video -- the culmination of my time in Santiago -- speak for itself. Many thanks to everyone who played a role in making this project possible -- it was a tremendously valuable...
  • Sophia Li | December 22nd, 2010
    The other intern in the museum's area of collections and I finally had a curso de capacitación -- an orientation session on the museum -- a few weeks ago, months after we started working here. The introductory presentation was led by the head of the...
  • Sophia Li | December 15th, 2010
    Every journalist worth his (or her) copy knows the power of a good lede. But somehow, I leapt right in without introducing myself properly. I'm Sophia Li '11.5. On paper -- or rather, on Banner -- I'm double-concentrating in Science and Society...
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    Sophia Li | November 30th, 2010
    The effects of Chile's military dictatorship are hardly hard to find in Santiago. One of the main streets in the comuna Providencia is la Avenida 11 de septiembre -- the date of the coup d'etat in 1973 engineered by Augusto Pinochet, the...