B'Seder is a visual system for healing conflicting histories. The system is designed to collect and store fragmented anecdotes of cultural conflict and then transform them into into whole, flowing narratives through a collaborative process.
B'Seder uses the paradigm of a "memory palace" and collaborative photographic and painterly tools to produce a visual map of stories. This visual object is used as a kind of script for interactions between communities.
This initial version of B'Seder is interested primarily in the contested histories of Polish and Jewish communities. Future versions of the project may be applied to other communities with contested histories.
Funded by Awesome Without Borders (February 2014)