MEMORY of the CORS (center for ornithological research and sanatorium) in Nahant Beach

abstract image with dark exterior and light interior

by Hee Young Pyun (MArch II ’20)

For the studio, each student had to select a site and was assigned their own program by the instructors. My site was the Nahant Beach in Massachusetts, and I was assigned the program of the CORS – center for ornithological research and sanatorium.

A place becomes memories, and memories become dreams. This process of ‘place – memory – dream’ can be reversed, as our dreams give a meaning to our memory, and memory gives a meaning to a place. We cannot share our memory, but we can share the moments. And our memories of the place accumulated over time become a place itself. Rather than looking for the origin of memory, we believe in memory constantly on the move.