Neighborhood Memory Projects
These memory projects highlight neighborhoods and local communities around Colorado, from historic areas of the capitol to rural communities on the prairie.
Youth Memory Projects
Youth Memory Projects are youth-centered writing and storytelling programs geared towards elevating young voices within their communities and neighborhoods. These projects use community narrative, writing, storytelling, and art to create oral history projects through which the young of a community reanimate their local history. Youth serve as community historians, developing project objectives, designing oral history protocol, interviewing their community members, and creating a final project to share with the community.
The youth leading these projects gain experience collaborating with peers and interacting with the larger community--while engaging the past as a way to move their community forward.
History in the Making
History in the Making projects are community-led oral history projects for community members and groups to document their stories from the recent past or present-day events.
Memory in Bloom
"Memory in Bloom" is a public art display by Angela Fraleigh and Josh Miller. The project will be projected every night during the month of August 2022 and embraces the rich stories of the Globeville neighborhood, transforming their words into brilliant floral bouquets.
Fraleigh & Miller are two artists with very different skill sets but one common goal–to make work that recontextualizes overlooked narratives, objects and spaces.
Their first iteration of the "Memory in Bloom" project was an interactive Victorian Flower Language dictionary that invited visitors to submit secret messages using an onsite tablet. Everything from love letters and prose to slogans and inside jokes then manifested as bold, larger than life flowers associated with their meaning.
“Memory in Bloom” highlights stories shared as part of the Globeville and Elyria/Swansea Neighborhood Memory Project conducted in 2018 with residents of the neighborhood.
The project is part of Night Lights Denver, a project that turns the Daniels & Fisher tower into “the people’s projector” and encourages commissioned artists and the community to enliven the Denver Theatre District. The installation will be free and open to the public at 1601 Arapahoe St. on the 16th Street Mall throughout the month of August 2022.