Ponders and Wonders

Yiyi Zhang

An intimate encounter with moments of deep pondering and wondering in spiritual journeys of people from different walks of life.


This installation was a part of HEAR & NOW: An Interactive Oral History Exhibitshowcasing multimedia projects and stories recorded by the 2017 cohort of Columbia University’s Oral History MA program.


Yiyi Zhang is a student in OHMA. She was drawn to Oral History because of the compassion and deep listening practiced in interviews. Her current works focus on bring deeper understanding to religion and faith. Prior to coming to OHMA, she did both her B.A. and first M.A. in Philosophy. Yiyi has always been interested in and devoted to "how should one live," this fundamental question, especially in a post-modern era.