Capitol Times: “We’ve All Lost Somebody…”

In any other year, Carolyn Kallenborn would have spent this past week arranging wooden shadow boxes that celebrate the lost loved ones of around 200 Madison area residents.

A professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Design Studies Department, Kallenborn began the Community Altar Project in 2014, inviting the public to celebrate the Day of the Dead by turning wooden shadow boxes into altars to those they’ve lost. In a typical year, she’d have displayed around 150 altars in the Design Gallery at UW-Madison’s School of Human Ecology.

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