Memory is the vault that preserves an individual’s moments, but it is also collective; moments are experienced by many, so no memory belongs to a single person.
The spiritual, emotional, and intellectual connections that people make in all stages of life create memories, and material entities play an integral role in preserving them.
From ancient cities to the most recent internet post, the collective Syrian memory encompasses all of Syria’s past. The collective memory values and keeps safe details pertaining to both the ages of tyranny and revolution, treating them equally even if history were to do otherwise.
Thus, documenting the collective memory is imperative in order to ensure that recollections withstand the test of time. To this end, events in other nations’ happenings must be included for consideration, not only for comparison purposes but also for the chance to learn and move forward.
The whole world can appreciate the artistic innovations of the Syrian Revolution; these innovations will surely influence and shape Syria’s future. To ensure that history does justice to this revolution and recounts it in its entirety, the revolution’s memory must be archived.