Jacque Micieli-Voutsinas is an assistant professor of museum studies in the School of Art and Art History in the College of the Arts. Her interests include: difficult heritage at sites of terrorism, 9/11 memorial landscapes, memorial museums and popular geopolitics, feminist theories of affect, emotion and embodiment, critical museum studies and decolonial practices, geographies of trauma and trauma-resilient landscapes of heritage, and LGBT cultural practices of place-making. She is interested in the power of heritage to create social change.
Areas of Expertise (7)
Post-9/11 Heritage Debates
Memory and Geopolitics
9/11 Memorial Landscapes
Cultural Heritage at Sites of Terrorism
Critical Museum Studies
Trauma-resilient Heritage Landscapes
Toxic Landfills, Survivor Trees, and Dust Cloud Memories: More-than-Human Ecologies of 9/11 MemoryEnvironment and Planning D: Society and Space
Jacque Micieli-Voutsinas and Julia Cavicchi
In foregrounding ecologies of “9/11” memory and memorialization, this essay draws on more-than-human approaches that emphasize how both human and nonhuman matter and memory emerge from and transform each other in and around lower Manhattan. At the World Trade Center, both human and nonhuman experiences of violence and violation are implicated in the “ecologies of memory” preserved and curated at the site.