Watch this space for instructions on how to upload your own photos, videos, audio mp3s, writing and artwork to this digital archive. In the meantime, you can send items for the digital collection page directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Creating in Place is a collection of original stories, photographs, audio, visual art, and writing both expressing and documenting how individuals in our communities have experienced 2020.
This has been a wild year: the U.S. continues to respond to a pandemic in ways never seen in our lifetime, marches for racial justice are taking place in eastern KY and around the nation, and even the weather has been unpredictable, with late frosts, early heat, and historic storms knocking out many peoples’ power in the spring. We are adjusting in almost every area of our lives, jobs, families, means of being together, and how we take care of ourselves and each other.
Creating in Place brings together original, creative works from the people living these realities. If you’re a community member scrolling through the collection, you might see photographs from a family down the road, read stories from the neighbors you haven’t gotten to see during the pandemic, hear original audio documentaries created by young people, and also contribute your own original artwork to inspire others and build fellowship. If you’re from outside the region and viewing this collection, you will encounter first voice reflections of the region’s complexity, resilience, sorrows, humor, and hope during 2020. Here’s how you can join us, right now: