SOF/Heyman to host Zip Code Memory Project website

SOF/Heyman to host Zip Code Memory Project website

As part of our dedication to promoting public humanities and as an official co-sponsor, The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities is proud to take over hosting responsibilities for Marianne Hirsch’Zip Code Memory Project’s website. The SOF/Heyman is committed to ensuring the material and project remain accessible for many years to come.

Official Release from Zip Code Memory Project

The Zip Code Memory Project (ZCMP) is thrilled to announce the completion of its website, zcmp.org. The site is hosted by The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University and will be archived in perpetuity at NYU Special Collections: zcmp.org.

We are grateful to both institutions for carrying our communal work forward.

zcmp.org is a time capsule of what a group of New Yorkers was able to do during and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on New York City. It contains visual and written testimonial records of ZCMP workshopsroundtables, discussions, performances, and the Imagine Repair exhibition. Our short film, Together Not Alone, is viewable on the site. The Resources page is full of useful links to publications and related projects. A series of Reflections on key concepts and detailed toolkits can inspire others to use the project’s approach to working through local and global catastrophes by building trust and community through art. Please do share the site widely.

The Zip Code Memory Project thanks the Henry Luce Foundation for their generous and ongoing support. Thanks, as well, to the Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University for offering us our initial grant and to The Society of Fellows and the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University for their support and funding.

Additional funding from Columbia School of the Arts; Institute for Religion and Public Life; Yale University Public Humanities; City College of New York Rifkind Center for the Humanities and the Arts; Public Humanities Initiative of GSAS, NYU; Institute of Performing Arts, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, and NYU Special Collections.

Special thanks to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for their facilitation and inspirational space that enabled us to envision a healthier, more hopeful future for our communities.