Volunteer Submissions

The images below reflect the visual responses to the Jagger Library salvage operation from volunteers and UCT community-members. Many people also wrote about their experiences as volunteers, and about the loss of the library more generally. All of these texts (and many of the images too) are included in the e-book publication What Remains compiled by curators Jade Nair and Duane Jethro. The curatorial team is hugely grateful to all volunteers who made the time to send us your moving, attentive and inspiring responses to the fire and the salvage. The collaborative re-telling of the event, in the aftermath, is largely what this exhibition has aimed to facilitate – made possible by the participation of viewers and volunteers.