The Interview Project

“We could have done one interview together and I’d never have to do another interview again. I’d simply send people a photocopy of our interview and declare, ‘It doesn’t get any better than this. Learn from the master.’”
– Douglas Coupland


Contemporary neuroscientists say that memory is a profoundly dynamic process; not a static archive. Memory is never the same twice and neither is a conversation—even with the same person. The Interview Project represents Hans Ulrich Obrist’s efforts to preserve the voices of the world’s artists and innovative thinkers of the last 50 years in a digital archive.


The Interview Project is the manifestation of a desire to preserve testimonies of those living in the past century whose words have not yet been permanently recorded or archived, the interviews themselves reflecting endless conversations in danger of being forgotten.