Memory Net Remembrance Project

Lauren Iida and memory net
Photo credit: Cameron Nagashima
In recognition of the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, Densho is launching a new community art initiative: the Memory Net Remembrance Project. 

In collaboration with Densho resident artist Lauren Iida, we invite submissions of “memory objects” that symbolize hope, strength, and/or resistance for you or your ancestors during WWII Japanese American incarceration. Lauren will select from these objects to incorporate into a 30-foot-long cut paper net to be hung as a semi-permanent installation in Densho’s community room. 

We are looking for symbolic items that remind you of your family’s WWII incarceration story. Lauren Iida will select from the submissions to render cut paper, watercolor objects that will be included in the memory net. Not all submissions will be included in the memory net, but they will all be printed and included in an album which will accompany the art installation and added to the Densho Digital Repository. 

Submissions must received via online form by February 1, 2022 in order to be considered for inclusion in the memory net. Objects submitted after that deadline will only be included in the community album and the Densho Digital Repository.