I’m Angela Riechers, a Brooklyn-based art director and design writer. This blog is a companion to Sites of Memory, a NYC-based digital memorial project meant to revive faded memories locked in the infrastructure of the city, on both a large public scale and a smaller personal level. As a quick example: in the 1800s pirates were hung on Bedloes Island, which is now the site of the Statue of Liberty. Everybody knows about the statue but hardly anyone remembers the pirates.
The project grew from my 2010 master’s degree thesis work on personal memorial objects, or the things we make to remember and honor the dead, at the School of Visual Arts Design Criticism program. Sites of Memory is supported by an AOL Artists 25 for 25 grant.