WE’RE GATHERING STORIES OF PLACE
The places in which we live have histories rich with personal and cultural relevance.
The Anchorage Museum is creating a community-generated archive of Anchorage-area landmarks and sites as part of the exhibition Counter Cartographies: Living the Land, on view Oct. 8, 2021 – Sept. 25, 2022. The exhibition presents contemporary artworks examining our relationships to land and proposing alternative ways of envisioning and experiencing the places we inhabit.
We're gathering cultural, historical, and emotionally affecting stories and images not typically included on maps or in guidebooks for this community archive project.
Submit by filling out the form below. Submissions should include an image of a landmark or place that holds personal or iconic meaning for you, along a brief story or narrative about why that place is important to you. The landmark can be anything: a place of cultural relevance, street corner, house, business, a particular tree or park, or a place where you like to watch the sunset—any part of the city that you feel connected to. Submissions may include a place that doesn't exist anymore (a house that was torn down, for instance) or a place you currently visit.
Some submissions will be shared on the museum's social media channels. An honoraria is available for those submissions included in the final archive.
Disclaimer: Submission of photo and narrative authorizes the Anchorage Museum to publish your name, narrative, and photo online (social media and the Anchorage Museum website) and within the exhibition Counter Cartographies: Living the Land, including exhibition marketing, promotion, or programs associated with the exhibition. Submissions may be edited for clarity and/or to fit within social media character limits. Submission does not guarantee use.
Provide 1 to 3 images.
Images must be in JPEG format and be no larger than 10MB.