Elderly memories: Narratives in different spaces of social interaction

Ana Keila Mosca Pinezi Marilda Aparecida de Menezes Alexandre Soares Cavalcante About the authors


This article aims to analyze narratives built by the memory work of elderlies who live in Bangu and Santa Terezinha neighborhoods, in Santo André campus, São Paulo, where the Federal University of ABC has a campus. These elderlies take part on an extension project which had the aim of offering a memory building space through conversations and access to communication and information technologies. This article intends to analyze the different contents and forms of narration, as well as expressions of body and imaginary arise in these interactive space in front of digital equipments. Among photographs of children and grandchildren, of their youth and in the “mature” age, coffee and homemade delicacies in the university environment, these seniors transformed the contact experience with the computer equipment in digital inclusion and expression spaces for the memory. These interactive experience approached the memory of the inhabitants of the oldest neighborhoods of the city, Santa Terezinha, and the memory of the young students.

Elderly Memories; Narratives; Santo André

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