The project's name "Miastograf" means describing the city. It aims at gathering private visual archives, postcards, press materials and oral histories about our city - Lodz. The history of human life, the living memory of individual people retains within itself that which eludes science. It escapes, disappearing into oblivion. "Miastograf" is an attempt to capture the memory of Lodz, its subjective image kept by the residents, its fragile impressions preserved in photographs. "Miastograf" aims at reaching facts and memories which otherwise would never be captured and preserved.