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Bureau of Lost Causes, ongoing

Bureau of Lost Causes is an ongoing project that explores and maps loss in its various forms. It aims to acknowledge its complexity within both the context of art and personal narratives, fostering connections through the sharing of stories.


When the installation is activated, visitors are invited to participate in a conversat and share their personal experiences of loss. These discussions are recorded with a typewriter and archived on a long paper roll, forming a living document that collects individual stories of loss. The installation also houses a collection of books on the subject of loss and two rolodexes. It is a space where the multifaceted experiences of loss are examined, with the primary goal of creating a space that prioritizes connection, empathy, and reflection.

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photo 1, credits Stefanie Schaut 

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