Haiti Memory Project

Haiti Memory Project
Monday, February 27, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Claire Payton, a student at NYU will be at Duke on February 27th and giving a presentation about the site she's developed called the Haiti Memory Project. (http://haitimemoryproject.org/).

The Haiti Memory Project is an  oral history project about the January 12, 2010, earthquake and post-earthquake life. The earthquake is a point-zero in the lives of individual Haitians and in Haitian history; it is a moment that divided time into “before” and “after”. The project attempts to document that change. The result is a collection of over one hundred audio-recorded interviews with Haitians in Port-au-Prince in the summer and fall of 2010.The interviews offer Haitians the opportunity to represent themselves and present their own narrative about what has happened to their country. While nearly all of these interviews include stories from the earthquake, most of them tend to focus on post-earthquake life, particularly life in the homeless camps. The interviews invite the listener to engage with the intimate and unexpected details of life in Port-au-Prince and to explore Haiti in an entirely new way. Read more about the project.

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