Memria works in collaboration and partnership with truth commissions (or "truth and reconciliation commissions") and related initiatives to provide software and tools to help them gather testimony and stories.
Community history and truth-telling with the Colombian Truth Commission
Memria has been working with the Social Dialogue team of the Truth Commission in Colombia (La Comisión para el Esclarecimiento de la Verdad, la Convivencia y la No Repetición, or CEV) to collect, curate, and share community histories focused on non-repetition, reconciliation, and peace.
The Truth Commission in Colombia was established with a 3-year mandate in 2018 in an effort to contribute to sustainable peace in a country wracked by conflict. VivaVoz was established help community storytellers collect and share stories. They sought a solution that:
Memria provided the following tools to help VivaVoz collect and distribute community stories:
Truth, Reconciliation, Reparations
Blog series on transitional justice
Memria's founder, Louis Bickford, writes about dealing with the past through transitional justice.
Covid Story Project
Community and catharsis through storytelling
The Covid Story Project is a storytelling platform for anyone to share their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic through short (2-4 minute) audio recordings. During this unique time in our history, the project sought to hear the quirky, uplifting, surreal, honest, and everyday moments we're all experiencing.