NAPA, NCF, and Beacon Consultancy have come together to create a project that captures memories and moments experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a significant moment in time, which has changed and disrupted people’s lives across the globe. This project aims to capture the range of these experiences for posterity, by creating ‘Moment in Time’ boxes, which will be ‘sealed’ and opened on the same day in 2022.
The project builds on other community responses to the pandemic and will help to sustain memories of pandemic life for future generations. The project will help to retain some of the smaller memories - the little moments in everyday life, rather than just the highlights, which time has a way of altering over the years.
The project is focussed on social care, which has been at the forefront of the pandemic but is open to anyone who wishes to take part.
Vic Rayner, CEO of NCF said, ‘Memories are some of the most precious things to us all. They are part of us, and they remind of us key events in our lives. For many of us, this last year has been one of the most challenging years of our lives and there are many reasons why we might not wish to remember. However, together we have a story that is important to tell, and we can piece together the tough times alongside the things that made us feel loved and supported and bring them in one place so that we never forget.’
Hilary Woodhead, Executive Director of NAPA, said, ‘The Moment in Time project has been inspired by the idea of a ‘time capsule’. We are inviting you to use the tools and resources developed for this project to bring together the things that have meaning into a time capsule – individual or organisation-wide – highs or lows – spoken or written – whatever is meaningful for you and the people that you provide care and support to. We then want you to put that away for a year – until July 19th 2022. Then we will celebrate the opening back up and the reconnection with important memories which reflect what that moment in time meant to you.’
Resources will be available on the NAPA website. Email your photos and memories of making your box to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #momentintime21.