Unlike commonplace social surveys in the form of questionnaires and the like, this approach provides in-depth information and gives a better understanding of the region through field investigations. The author art projects have involved collaboration with local residents during all stages of fieldwork and production. The district was facing a number of social problems, such as depopulation, and the project aimed to revitalize the area through artistic practice and inviting twenty contemporary artists from various countries. The Museum presented a series of enlarged childhood photographs accompanied by texts from the interviews. By touring the Museum, visitors are able to survey the life of unique individual, who, however, is not a celebrity but just an ‘ordinary person’. The twelve story plaques also serve as monuments to reawaken people’s memories. This project was the first in which the author produced plaques from interviews.