In this year’s collection of interactive oral history experiences, we invite you to travel with us as we explore oral history as a way to both create and to examine connections to place and to our history.
We shared curatorial experiments that ask how stories circulate through space and time and social worlds, who gets to listen and where and how and why. We hosted events around the boroughs of New York City, in churches, apartments, libraries, arts spaces and parks. We gathered online and on the radio and in VR.
- A language-learning party in Queens
- A walking tour to eat and chat with Sunset Park food vendors
- A virtual reality experience about visually impaired filmmakers
- A dinner party to which you may or may not be invited
- A Dominican-style sala filled with stories of women’s resistance
- An intimate conversation about adoption
- A collaging party to play with archives of Asian American student activism
- A radio show about Lao music and stories
- A listening party with first-generation and/or low-income Stanford alumni
- A virtual exhibit of Covid art
- An encounter with Mexico’s Indigenous art and culture
- A conversational introduction to Lu Chinese cuisine
- A recreation of road-trip storytelling
- A workshop on family history