Here's an interesting new NYC mapping project: Sites of Memory, a site created by art director and writer Angela Riechers. The project "reattaches memories of the dead to locations in New York City?linking separate urban sites together into a larger story about remembrance, mortality and forgetting." Sounds grim, but in a fascinating way. There are audio tours focusing on events like the Civil War Draft Riots and the sinking of the steamship General Slocum, NYC's largest single-day loss of life prior to 9/11. Click through to explore the first set of maps. Next up: an option for the site's users to upload their own memorials.
· Official website: Sites of Memory [sitesofmemory.com]
· Launches & Releases coverage [Curbed]