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About The Legacy Project

The Legacy Project will build a global exchange on the enduring consequences of the many historical tragedies of the 20th century.

As the survivors of historical traumas pass on, the lasting resonance of their experiences will depend on whether younger generations can understand and recognize them. Such recognition will challenge subsequent generations to discover new connections across historical events and to maintain distinctions among them. To be grounded in individual experience, and to recognize common ground in the historical experience of others.

The Legacy Project offers a channel for mutual recognition across generations and geography. Through scholarly research and innovative presentation, The Legacy Project will create new — and shared — frameworks for cultural expressions of loss, drawn from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. Our work will help define the language of human loss - its forms, its symbols, its grammar.

Framing a dialogue in the global language of loss — among works of creative art and scholarship — is an unprecedented cultural event. Through it, The Legacy Project seeks a collective, retrospective reflection on the losses that constitute the legacy of the last century.

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