As part of the exhibit Mapping Place: Africa Beyond Paper, this tabletop and projection based installation asked visitors to create their own version of a Lukasa, an object used by the Luba people of the Congo to record genealogy, cosmology, and tribal relationships. Visitors place a physical shell on the table to act as a hub for their story. They then drag colored beads to the icons displayed around the shell to create meaningful arrangements of color and symbol. As they build their story, animations appear on the walls adding movement to memory. As new visitors add their stories to the table, the surface begins to look like a physical Lukasa, a visual representation of relationships between the present and the past.