Japanese Canadian protest letters of the 1940s
The Writing Wrongs project is inspired by the recent discovery of 300+ historic letters of appeal written by interned Japanese-Canadians to government authorities during the Second World War. Taken together, the letters form a visceral voice from our past, speaking to the extreme injustice visited upon a marginalized people, evoking the helplessness of human displacement and drawing inevitable connections to the displacement crises of our time.
Writing Wrongs won BC Historical Federation Storytelling Award in 2022
- Narrative Strategy
- Archival Production
- Concept Development
- UI and UX Design
- Creative Direction
An immersive journey hinging on a central “Right to Home” theme, Writing Wrongs is structured as a four-part narrative.
The journey features an integrated dialogue space, informed by curriculum requirements, to support narrative co-creation, exchange, and discussion.
Visually evocative, this web-based exhibit features video vignettes, original audio, archival photos, and curated sets of letters written by both Issei (first generation immigrants) and Nisei (Canadian born) Japanese Canadians.