Foreword
As Winston Churchill remarked in the aftermath of WWII, “never let a good crisis go to waste”. Extreme situations emphasize the good and bad of humanities, and lessons revealed by the current pandemic crisis will remain with us.
Initiated in April 2020, IMMEMORY is a long-term archival project that aims to facilitate sharing of creative and thoughtful responses to the changing COVID-19 crisis from around the world. “IMMEMORY”, in the sense that the pandemic produces many artifacts quickly forgotten, narratives rapidly changed, and perceptions constantly shifting. As the COVID-19 outbreak is profoundly shaking up the world, art remains a vital force to document what it means to live through this unprecedented moment and reflect on the lessons underscored by the crisis. Ultimately, in these troubled times, we want to use this exhibition to foster a better understanding of the experiences of others, to transcend individual differences and cultivate a sense of empathy, and to raise awareness of shared values rooted in our humanity.
Click here to submit your musings, memories, and creations about the COVID-19 crisis to the archive.