Objetos da quarentena: urgência de memória // [Quarantine objects: urgency of memory]

This article deals with the urgency of building memory triggered by the pandemic of COVID 19. It compares it with the moment of the Spanish flu when people preferred to “forget to remember”, it refers to the movement of valuing memory and testimony in Western societies contemporary, and, using the documentary method, presents the collaborative project Objetos da quarentena, whose proposal is to deepen the discussion on the role of objects in the intermediation of human relationships and the construction of memory in times of social isolation. The preliminary analysis points out that objects write and inscribe our memories, while we narrate this time of confinement.