【Academic news】Christopher Jude McCarroll_The repair shop of memory

Title: How BBC’s ‘The Repair Shop’ mends memories too


That is the conclusion of a philosophical and scientific paper published in the open access journal, Memory, Mind and Media by Cambridge University Press, on the day the award-winning BBC TV show begins its twelfth series. Research authors McCarroll and Kirby said: 

When we mend these objects, we may also mend the memories that are tied to them. 

What we can say is that repair, or perhaps the maintenance of objects in general – to properly look after the ‘things’ in our lives – is to take care of our personal, family, and cultural memories. 

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