YAMP

The Yale AIDS Memorial Project is hard at work documenting the lives, accomplishments, quirks and characters of Yale community members who lost their lives to AIDS. The Project recently relaunched their website, so I spent some time browsing the “profiles” section. The loss is palpable.

Imagine what we might now know, if we still had them all.

Screen Shot 2013-11-19 at 7.55.20 PMFrom YAMP’s website:

The memorial goal: to pro­vide a space for com­mu­ni­ties to mourn the deaths and cel­e­brate the lives of affil­i­ates lost toAIDS

The narrative goal: to tell the story of the epi­demic to a national audi­ence—and to con­vey its incred­i­ble scope—by trac­ing its impact on a sin­gle insti­tu­tion

The archival goal: to build an archive of pri­mary source mate­r­ial to help his­to­ri­ans recon­struct the his­tory of the plague before it fades from mem­ory

The public-health goal: to help pre­vent the virus from spread­ing by edu­cat­ing cur­rent and future stu­dents aboutHIV/AIDS

The technological goal: to demon­strate the role tech­nol­ogy can play in elu­ci­dat­ing and memo­ri­al­iz­ing the past

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