Guantánamo Public Memory Project
About the Project
The Guantánamo Public Memory Project seeks to build public awareness of the long history of the US naval station at Guantánamo, Bay, Cuba, and foster dialogue on the future of this place and the policies it shapes. Steered from Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights, the Project is being developed by a growing collaboration of universities, organizations, and individuals. It was first launched in 2009 from the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.
National Dialogue & Traveling Exhibit
The Project’s first traveling exhibit opened at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life Windows Gallery on December 13, 2012 and is traveling to 12 sites across the country through at least 2014. The exhibit explores GTMO’s history from US occupation in 1898 to today’s debates and visions for its future. It was created through a unique collaboration among a growing number of universities from around the country by student curators, communities, and people with first-hand experience at GTMO, who raised difficult questions and addressed them from diverse perspectives. The exhibit is accompanied by public dialogues in each host community.