Bangladeshi Historical Memory Project is an initiative of Bangladeshi community living in New York City to preserve their art, history, heritage, tradition, culture, language, norm, development, struggle, success, etc through storytelling. The initiative is participatory, therefore, any Bangladeshi living abroad can tell their story orally, or by writing, photograph, audio, video, drawing, painting etc. Bangladeshi Historical Memory Project aims to capture stories of Bangladeshis living at home and abroad. The project invites any Bangladeshi, alone or in group, at home or living abroad, to participate and share their stories. The collection will be archived digitally online.
Bangladeshi Historical Memory Project combines historical and contemporary photography with narrative based archives of Bangladeshi people into a digital archive and political theater project. With Bangladeshi residents of New York, the Bangladeshi Historical Memory Project seeks to work with oral histories with a traveling troupe of artists and change makers to highlight the issues and cultural richness of an undocumented society. Utilizing personal narratives as historical perspectives, the Historical Memory Project seeks to address the historical amnesia around our ancestors, migration and partition stories, and social movements.