August 11, 2011
Dispersal of memory cards across the U.S.

Let us know if you would like a set of 10 cards to share with your friends. Click, to request a set of cards. Each laser cut card reveals the project name through delicate voids in the paper, which create an ephemeral image only visible when the card is held to the light or casts a shadow. With each exchange of the card, a moment of remembrance is initiated and prompts a dispersed, collective conversation about the memory of loved ones lost or affected by the events of 9-11.  

September 11, 2011

Assemblage of dispersed memory cards online. 

The photographs of the dispersed memory cards will be geo-tagged and assembled to create a network of memories nationally. Launch of submittal of photos and dedications. Individuals will begin submittal of geo-tagged photos of themselves holding up an image of the Twin Towers in the direction and from the location from which they would have been seen. This will also involve the collection of dedications to each victim from loved ones.

September 11, 2012

Assemblage of virtual dispersed memorial

The collection of images and the collection of dedications will be compiled into a database which maps and links places and people, reconstructing the physical memory of the city and connecting people with similar experiences in the continuing healing process.

September 11, 2013

Assemblage of physical dispersed memorial

The collected photographs will be translated into glass plates scattered throughout the city. Each glass outline of the Twin Towers will correspond to the memory of the city’s skyline in varying locations. At night, the markers will light up one by one as an echo to the candles that were lit for the lives of victims in the days following 9-11, and will illuminate the inscriptions of stories, letters, poems and names that honor each victim. The memorial allows each contributor to choose the location of the glass plates where they wish to honor victims.