Share your memory

RECORD YOUR MEMORY– Call us at:  1-888-910-2555


VISIT THE PROJECT WEBSITE: www.placeandmemory.org

Here you can create a page for your lost place, add a description, upload photos and video, and pin it on a map. then others can add their memories too!


4 responses to “Share your memory

  1. I enjoyed listening to the spot about your project on NPR this morning, and immediately started googling so as to absorb more about you. Your project is fascinating to me. I spend almost all my free time snooping through the past. For several years now I have been doing what is called “Urbex” or “Urban Exploration.” Mainly it consists of entering abandoned buildings, soaking up the atmosphere, and taking pictures. In conjunction with your project there is a sense of irony when one finds an abandoned building that they repeatedly visit, and then it is lost by fire or demolition etc.
    In this way one is only stuck with memories, and one’s memories are ONLY of the last stages of the place’s life. ANYWAY. I will submit some stuff soon, and I wish you luck in June.

    • I will submit things in a more detailed way with photos later, and also urge others to do so,..but if this spot takes links….here is a video that shows one of the abandoned places I have lost:

  2. I am also thrilled to see NPR undertaking this type of project! I am a visual artist focused on the history of places, memory of spaces, and the passage of time. Please take a look at my website to see my drawings and resin works on this topic: http://www.lauragajewski.com.
    jtcolfax – its great to see that we share the same passion and love for abandoned spaces – keep up the good work!

    “ . . . place applies to our own personal memory, known or unknown histories, marks made in the land that provoke and evoke. Place is latitudinal and longitudinal within the map of a person’s life. It is temporal and spatial, personal and political. A layered location replete with human histories and memories, place has width as well as depth. It is about connections, what surrounds it, what formed it, what happened there, what will happen there.”
    Lucy R. Lippard
    The Lure of the Local; Senses of Place in A Multicentered Society

  3. I enjoyed reading your story on Venz Rabbit Hutch in Logan Alabama. I want to share some breif history about the building. Back sometime in the early 1900’s. i can’t remember exact years, but my grandpa told me about that building being his father’s general store. Grandpa was born in 1914 and he says that building was built there before he was ever born. But he can remember going to get hardware and other things to stock his father’s store. Great Grandpa died sometime in the early 1950’s.

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