This triple autoethnography evidences a process of associative memory, akin to spinstorying or generative autoethnography, that allows the triggering of memory to evolve into a collective sharing of experiences. Each turn in the associated exchanges deepens the authors’ argument about the nature of memory as both singular and shared. This performance script is drawn from a longer performative essay that began with a triggering idea, an entry made by the first contributor sent to the next, without comment or discussion. The second contributor then narrated a triggered memory and then forwarded the document to the third contributor, who, upon reading the contributions of the first and second, offered his responsive and critical memory.
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