Timeframe

Memoirs.

Timeframe Memoirs. Carmen Julia Rodriguez is an illustrated memoir about the life of a woman born and raised in Puerto Rico who migrated to the United States. 

Timeframe Memoirs. Carmen Julia Rodriguez is an illustrated memoir about the life of a woman born and raised in Puerto Rico who migrated to the United States. The memoir spans her childhood in MayagÜez, migration to Spanish Harlem at the age of ten, her faith, and an array of other cuentos cortos. The events are gathered from audio recordings of Carmen and accounts from the ones that knew and loved her the most. The memoir also includes a family tree showcasing generations of Carmen’s family. Carmen’s story is a part of the Timeframe Memoirs series, biographical stories designed as graphic novels. Originally a thesis project, the fi rst memoir story focused on a grandmother who was diagnosed with Dementia. It served as a memory book that is common resource to trigger the mind among Dementia patients. Timeframe Memoirs gives individuals the opportunity to put their piece of history on paper. Everyone has a story to tell—everyone should be able to tell it.

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8×10 in, 21×26 cm
92 Pages

Publish Date: September 14, 2019

The work goes beyond the page—following the completion of the designed written work, I curated an interactive exhibits where viewers were invited to engage with living aspects of the story—a replicated living room or kitchen scene for example, that allows them to take the story to another dimension.

Animations of audio filesdesigned by Kai Li