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Palimpsestic Animism

My intervention for a future museum and art cultivation space focuses on a transnational approach to cultural and artifact stewardship and restitution. The western museums of today, especially those within the Smithsonian umbrella, are entrenched in colonialistic values and a commitment to nationalism—and this causes them to sanitize and deactivate artifacts. I propose a model that emphasizes community connection and stewardship of artifacts, as well as re-activation of animism within art spaces, the landscape, and the artifacts themselves.