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