This Saturday, come join me at the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY StreetFest, where I will be showcasing StoryCorps: Hear and There, an audio tour of New York City’s Bowery and Lower East Side neighborhoods, from Greenwich Village to the East River. The self-guided mobile-phone tour brings together untold stories of the stoops, streets and sidewalks of the Lower East Side, drawn from StoryCorps’ extensive New York City interview archive. Walk through the streets and make the walls of the neighborhood talk through the everyday but often remarkable stories of residents past and present, accessible via your mobile phone.
The tour is a collaboration between StoryCorps and myself, and the latest experiment in my locative-storytelling laboratory. More about that here.
To experience the tour, come grab a map at the StoryCorps table on Stanton St. (between the Bowery and Christie St.) from 11 am – 6 pm Saturday, May 4, 2013. And say hi!
There will also be a brief discussion of the project from 1:20pm – 1:35pm at the “Speechbuster” table in Sara D. Roosevelt Park.