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 the lessons underscored by the changing crisis will remain with us. “IMMEMORY” in the sense that the current crisis produces many artifacts that quickly get forgotten, that narratives are changing rapidly, that our perceptions are constantly shifting. As the COVID-19 outbreak is profoundly shaking up the world, art remains a vital force to document this unprecedented moment.
This curation project aims to facilitate sharing of our creative and thoughtful responses to the changing pandemic crisis. Ultimately, in these troubled times, we want to use art 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.