On the eve of 9/11/09, Local Projects launched Make History (911history.org) for the National 9/11 Memorial Museum, a world-wide initiative to gather any and every 9/11 story in an effort to understand history from the perspective of those who witnessed it. The whole Local Projects team watched wide-eyed, as an unprecedented 300,000 visits rolled in within the first days of launching, and phenomenal press coverage. Here’s the New York Times and the National Public Radio on the project. Local Projects Principal, Jake Barton spoke with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer on 9/11/09. Click here to download the recording.
Using the website, visitors can search, group and sequence any number of histories, photos or experiences, creating custom sequences by time, geography or theme. Each photo is overlaid on a current street-view image of the present day, creating a “double exposure” of past and present. Click here to learn more, and go to 911history.org to browse.
Local Projects created a new site for the Center for Architecture in New York City, which mixes programming from three separate institutions in a dense and almost urban-feeling homepage.
The cover of Print Magazine (September 2007) shows a glimpse of Local Projects’ studio. If you don’t have a copy of Print lying around, check out the article here.