(1) Recorded Memory is a collection of literary reflections on local collective memories. Through the collection and preservation of thoughts and artefacts, communities can imagine and organise themselves as a working entity in the global world. Recorded memory i.e. the archive effectively is a political and cultural tool. What is recorded? By whom? For what purposes?

(2) Recorded Memory is the record of the author’s own memory as she researches local archives in Alsace. Manon Haag is a student at the University of Edinburgh. Summer ’16, she is going back to her homeland, Alsace, to research local film archives. She is based at the Ecomuseum of Alsace and will explore their archive as a practical focus of a wider reflection around film as a tool of local cultures and its preservation as politics – both artistic and social.